The Cambridges quickly popped up on BBC One’s Big Night In special Thursday night (April 23) to show their support of the carers working on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic. During the #ClapForOurCarers segment of the special, Middleton, Prince William, and their children applauded and smiled for the workers, as millions of people watched from home.
For those who don’t know, #ClapForOurCarers is a movement happening in the U.K. in which citizens literally applaud for the people putting themselves most at risk during the COVID-19 crisis to help others. Something similar is happening in New York City every evening at 7 P.M. ET: People open their doors and windows and clap for doctors, nurses, and other medical workers.
This surprise appearance comes on Prince Louis’s second birthday, which the Cambridges celebrated by posting some cute new pics of the little guy to Instagram. He’s becoming quite the little artist, huh?
Earlier this month, Kate Middleton and Prince William gave an interview to BBC where they talked about how the family is doing in quarantine. Prince William opened up about his father Prince Charles’s coronavirus diagnosis, specifically.
“I have to admit at first I was quite concerned,” he said. “He fits the profile of somebody at the age he’s at, which is, you know, fairly risky. And so I was a little bit worried. But my father has had many chest infections, colds, things like that over the years. And so, I thought to myself, If anybody is going to be able to beat this, it’s going to be him.”
He continued, “I think the hardest thing he found was having to stop and not being able to go and get a bit of fresh air and go for a walk. He’s a mad walker, just loves his walking, so I think he found it quite difficult. Especially, I think also with his mental health, being stuck inside and not being able to go for walks.”
Thankfully, Prince Charles is doing just fine now.