On Thursday night the queen joined the UK once more in thanking healthcare workers who are on the front-line in the battle against the coronavirus.
Windsor Castle, where the queen is currently staying amid lockdown with Prince Philip, lit up in blue.
"The Round Tower at Windsor Castle turned blue tonight, as we joined the nation to mark our appreciation for all of the UK's key workers," the caption with an image read on Twitter. Thursday evening was also the second round of "#clapforourcarers", so everyone in the UK stepped out at 20:00 to pause for applause for the National Health Service.
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The Round Tower at Windsor Castle turned blue tonight, as we joined the nation to mark our appreciation for all of the UK’s key workers. ????????#clapforcarers #thankfulthursday pic.twitter.com/NV712x3vqR— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 2, 2020
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also made surprise phone calls to two hospitals in the UK to thank staff for all the work they're putting in during this very difficult time.
They shared a clip on their Instagram in which William says, "We'd just like to say from the two of us how proud we are of all of you and how amazing you are all doing under extreme circumstances.
"I know all of you see this as your job and that you get on with it, but this is a different level, and you are doing an incredible job.
"The whole country is proud of you – not just us – so thank you for everything you're doing and all the hours you guys are putting in."
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?? “We’d just like to say from the two of us how proud we are of all of you and how amazingly you are all doing under extreme circumstances. • The whole country is proud of you — so thank you for everything you’re doing and all the hours you are putting in.” • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held telephone conversations with staff at two UK hospitals to thank them for their tireless work responding to the #covid19 outbreak. • During calls to Queen’s Hospital Burton in Staffordshire and the University Hospital Monklands in North Lanarkshire, The Duke and Duchess heard about the impact of the spread of the #coronavirus on the personal and professional lives of staff. • The NHS workers, including doctors and nurses, told The Duke and Duchess about the invaluable support they have received from their local communities as well as how they are supporting each other as they work through this crisis. • For the latest advice and guidance, please visit the NHS website — link in our bio. • #clapforourcarers #thankyounhs #nhsthankyou