British royal couple receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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British royal couple receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were vaccinated at Windsor Castle in January

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Clarence House confirmed the news to HOLA! USA’s sister brand HELLO!. “The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have had their first COVID-19 vaccinations,” a spokesperson for Clarence House said. It is not known which vaccine Charles and Camilla received.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have received their first COVID-19 vaccine©Getty Images
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have received their first COVID-19 vaccine

Princes William and Harry’s father tested positive for coronavirus last March after displaying mild symptoms. In December, during a visit to the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, the Prince of Wales told staff that he planned on getting the vaccine when it was his turn. “I think I‘ll have to wait for the AstraZeneca one before it gets to my turn. I’m some way down the list,” he said (via Sky News). “I think I am way down the list and will have to wait.”

Charles, 72, and Camilla, 73, are the latest British royals to get vaccinated. Queen Elizabeth, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, received their first shots in January. At the time, a royal source confirmed to HELLO! that the monarch and Duke of Edinburgh’s vaccinations were administered by a household doctor at Windsor Castle. A source told BBC that Her Majesty “decided to let it be known she had the vaccination to prevent further speculation.”

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were vaccinated at Windsor Castle in January©Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were vaccinated at Windsor Castle in January

Prince William is no doubt “proud” of his father and stepmother for getting the vaccine. Last month, the Duke of Cambridge told frontline workers, “My grandparents have had the vaccine and I’m very proud of them for doing that,” adding, “It’s really important that everyone gets their vaccine.”

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