Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took part in the Clap For Carers campaign to thank all the medical frontliners saving coronavirus patients in the U.K., especially the NHS staff. However, their tribute was called "impersonal" compared to the rest of the royal family.
According to Daily Mail, Prince Harry and Meghan's clap for th e healthcare workers fell flat unlike the other members of the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex simply posted an Instagram story with words and emojis to thank the hospital staff.
Prince William and Kate Middleton chose to post a video of their children -- Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis -- enthusiastically clapping for the carers. Prince Edward, on the other hand, rounded up his wife, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and two teenage kids, Lady Louise and Viscount James, as they applauded the healthcare workers in a video shared on the Royal Family Instagram.
Prince Edward also gave a short message. He told the frontliners that they are highly appreciated for their fantastic work.
Queen Elizabeth's royal staff at Windsor Castle also gave a tribute to the "scientists, medical practitioners and emergency services" on Twitter. The clapping noises and cheers can be heard from outside the palace, where the Queen and Prince Philip have been isolating as a precautionary measure.
Prince Charles and Camilla shared an Instagram story collage to thank the NHS staff with pictures of their previous meetings. It comes as the heir to throne tested positive for COVID-19.
Reports said, however, that Prince Charles is still working at his home office desk as per usual. Clarence House also posted a thank you note from the Prince of Wales for the many get well wishes he received.
The Clap for Carers campaign online follows a similar initiative in Italy and Spain, where frontliners are not just saving lives but risking theirs. The London Eye, Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Cathedral and other well-known U.K. landmarks are turning on vivid blue lights at night to honor the NHS workers.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry, reportedly, got emotional after learning that his father has coronavirus. According to In Touch, the Duke of Sussex took the news very badly and is guilty about not being close to home.
His father, however, assured him that there's nothing anyone can do since Prince Charles is in self-isolation. The 71-year-old Prince of Wales told Prince Harry that there is nothing to worry about. Doctors say that Prince Charles has mild symptoms and is generally in good health.
Prince Harry and Meghan have been staying in Canada when the outbreak turned into a pandemic. This week, however, it was revealed that the Sussexes are now in Los Angeles and won't likely be returning to Canada.