Members of the Royal Family have shared messages of support and encouragement for mums across the UK celebrating Mother’s Day in less than ideal circumstances. Princess Eugenie added her well wishes this afternoon, posting four sweet family photos to mark the occasion.
Her post read: “Happy Mother’s Day!! 🥳 Today I want to celebrate my mumma but also all the amazing mothers out there. I would like to celebrate all the mothers that can’t be with their children today because they are saving lives or keeping their distance to keep them and their children safe. Today and every day we should tell our loved ones how much we love and cherish them.”
Sharing a happy photo with her mother, Sarah, the Duchess of York, and husband, Jack Brooksbank, the princess also posted two photos of herself as a child with Princess Beatrice and their mum, and a photo of herself and the duchess dressed in casual clothes in the garden.
In addition to Mothering Sunday, the princess shared information on her Instagram story in support of the Duchess of York and a project benefiting the NHS.
Eugenie said: “Ahead of Mother’s Day I wanted to share this… my mother has teamed up with Love Cocoa where you can buy one treat and donate one to the NHS workers working tirelessly and saving so many lives.”
She also invited followers to direct message her to hear “other stories of hope in these uncertain times.”
The Duchess of York posted her own message about the campaign, writing, “I am delighted to be working with @lovecocoa. This weekend, they will be donating chocolate to @nhsenglandldn workers around the UK, from every product sold on their website. It is wonderful to see a British company supporting the hospitals and these incredible workers. In addition to that, for every chocolate bar sold in 2020, Love Cocoa will be planting a new tree in Cameroon.”
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I am delighted to be working with @lovecocoa. This weekend, they will be donating chocolate to @nhsenglandldn workers around the UK, from every product sold on their website. It is wonderful to see a British company supporting the hospitals and these incredible workers. In addition to that, for every chocolate bar sold in 2020, Love Cocoa will be planting a new tree in Cameroon #coronavirus #nhs #lovecocoa #UK https://lovecocoa.com
Eugenie also invited her followers to applaud for the NHS workers battling the coronavirus this Thursday, 26th March at 8 p.m. when members of the public are asked to applaud from their homes.
She shared a graphic stating: “Please join us on: 26 March at 8pm for a big applause (from front rooms, garden, balcony, windows, living room etc) to show all nurses; doctors; gps and carers our appreciation for their ongoing hard work and fight against this virus. Please share this message so we can make sure the word spreads and reaches all to join.”
The Clap for Our Carers campaign has taken place in other countries such as Spain, Italy, France, and India, and those participating in the UK have been asked to share their clapping videos on social media using the hashtag #clapforourcarers.