Prince Charles and Camilla clapping for carers might be the most awkward thing you'll see today

Greg Evans
Friday 24 April 2020 08:30
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Clapping for health care workers every Thursday evening has now become as fine a British tradition as the Sunday roast or forgetting to put the bins out.

The initiative which started around the start of lockdown aims to show appreciation to the NHS and care workers who are at the frontline of the fight against coronavirus.

It has also served as a small slice of community interaction during social distancing and I think that we can all agree that it is just nice – although it shouldn't distract from the lack of PPE for carers.

Anyway, until now we probably didn't take much notice of how awkward it was to watch people clapping their hands... unless your name is Michael Gove.

Now everyone is being forensically scrutinised for their clapping techniques.

For example, here is the minister for health and social care, Helen Whately, whose lack of emotion in this clip is almost unnerving.

Meanwhile, here is former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who inexplicably has a school bell in his house, which he used instead of clapping which is a unique approach.

Nicola Sturgeon, throwing in a wave mid-clap. It's an unorthodox method but we'll accept it.

These are all relatively normal compared to this week's effort from Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowels. Just take a look at this.

Now, we know that the couple would have clapped before due to the number of events and leisure centre openings that they have to attend... but it's almost as if in this brief moment they forgot how to clap their hands.

Camilla also appears to be in some sort of staring competition with the cameraperson, while Charles looks like he's about to give up halfway before half-heartedly carrying on again.

The oddness of this didn't go unnoticed.

Still, let's not be too mean as we're sure that even we would probably be alarmed at our clapping if we were being filmed trying to give a round of applause without anyone else around us for miles.

Let's not forget that Charles did have coronavirus so he probably deserves a rest and the benefit of the doubt.

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