Windsor Castle Lights up Blue as a Sign of Support for NHS Personnel Fighting Coronavirus
The Queen honours the contributions of the various medical personnel involved in the fight against the Coronavirus by lighting the Windsor castle up in blue.
The Windsor Castle has been converted into a beacon of hope as well gratitude on Thursday evening as the Queen ordered it lit up in blue as a sign of support to the NHS personnel located across the country involved in the fight against the viral disease.
The benevolent gesture was timed to coincide with the #ClapForOurCarers round of applause that often comes up weekly.
Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle stand on the balcony at Buckingham Palace as they watched a flypast marking the centenary of the Royal Air Force on July 10, 2018, in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
The mass activity involves a whole lot of people standing at their doorsteps or windows at precisely 8 pm to express their gratitude for the work the medical personnel are doing.
A photo of the blue-lit castle was shared to the Instagram page of the royal family where it prompted several positive comments and praises from citizens who appreciated the Queen's thoughtfulness. The caption read:
"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..."
The event comes a week after the release of several videos, including the Queens', that saw different members of the royal family showing support for the carers campaign by clapping from their various places of abode during the lockdown.
According to Hello, Kensington Palace shared footage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's kids clapping outside their home. The video, shot by their parents showed 4-year-old Charlotte dressed in a striped top smiling as she clapped.
There have been over 38,000 confirmed cases and 900 deaths.
Her younger brother, Louis stood in the middle flanked by his older siblings—he looked cute in his blue jumper. George, his 6-year-old brother, was also seen clapping vigorously for the camera.
The caption that followed was a simple one; it read: "To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you."
The UK is not the only country where the caregivers are getting thanked. On March 31, the empire state building commemorated the service of the medical staff by glowing with a red light, not unlike that of an ambulance.
According to a report from USA Today, the owners of the building have revealed that the red light symbolises a heartbeat. The spectacle was met with shock and gratitude from citizens as they took to their various social media handles to express appreciation and delight.
New York has become an epicentre for the Coronavirus in the United States. There have been over 38,000 confirmed cases and 900 deaths according to a report from Johns Hopkins. More medical personnel have been requested to travel to the state to curb and mitigate the outbreak.