Clap for Carers: UK in ’emotional’ tribute to NHS and care workers

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People around the UK have taken part in a so-called “Clap for Carers” tribute, saluting NHS and care workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

The Royal Family and the prime minister joined well-wishers who flocked to their balconies and windows to applaud.

A message from the NHS on social media described the tribute as “emotional”.

The Queen said the UK was “enormously thankful” to those in science, health and the emergency and public services.

In a message on Instagram, she said the nation was grateful “for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services”.

Boris Johnson was joined by Chancellor Rishi Sunak outside 10 Downing Street as they took part in the national salute.

And a video posted by Kensington Palace showed Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis clapping to thank all those healthcare staff “working tirelessly” to help those affected by Covid-19.

The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and their staff all separately joined in with a round of applause at Birkhall in Scotland.

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