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#ClapForOurCarers: Celebrities get behind the heartwarming viral campaign

They're using their power for good!

By Rebecca Sullivan
British celebrities and members of the royal family have taken part in a new viral social media campaign, set up to thank the amazing healthcare workers risking their lives to treat those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The #ClapForOurCarers and #ClapForNHS hashtags have seen thousands of everyday Britons, as well as high profile stars, film themselves giving a round of applause in support of the UK's National Health Service workers.
The heartwarming campaign was started by British yoga teacher Annemarie Plas, who came up with the idea after seeing a similar campaign take off in her home country, the Netherlands.
She encouraged all UK citizens to clap together, on cue, at 8pm London time, in their homes while in self isolation. In videos shared on social media, the collective sound of clapping can be heard out of windows and even on the street, as the whole nation came together to thank their tireless medical workers.
"What I've seen in my home country made me look a little deeper into it and I saw the boost that it gave to the frontline and the togetherness it brought to the people that were stuck in their homes," she told UK media outlet The Mirror.
"So far it has been heart-warming, to know that more people feel like this," she said.
"Just do it, there is no special training of talent needed, and when you hear your neighbours you hopefully feel that you are not alone in this."
Keep on scrolling to watch some of the heartwarming contributions from some of our favourite British celebrities and royal family members.

The Cambridge royal children

The official Kensington Royal social media accounts shared this gorgeous video of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and little Prince Louis all clapping along in unison, in support of the hardworking NHS workers.
It's not often we get to see such a candid look at these precious young royals, and the important message behind the video made it all the more joyous to watch.

The Beckham family

Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham filmed this video of her husband David and their three youngest children Cruz, Romeo and Harper, clapping along in support of their nation's healthcare workers.

The Wessex royals

The Wessex royal family have become a more public fixture for the British monarchy since Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan decided to step back as senior members of The Firm, and now they've helped deliver an important public message in this time of need.
Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and her husband Prince Edward, looked happy and relaxed as they sent a heartwarming, candid message from official royal family Instagram account.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The UK's Prime Minister joined in on the campaign, standing outside his official residence at 10 Downing Street, clapping alongside his fellow Londoners.

The cast of James Bond, including Daniel Craig and wife Rachel Weisz

The cast of the upcoming James Bond film, including 007 himself Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz, uploaded this lovely compilation of clapping videos to the official 007 Instagram account.

The Oliver family

The hugely popular British chef, along with his wife Jules and their gorgeous children, filmed this wonderful tribute to their nation's doctors, nurses and other medical staff, for their tireless efforts.

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