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British Royal Family: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Receive Covid-19 Vaccine

British Royal Family News says that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip receive the Covid-19 vaccination.

Buckingham Palace officials said in a statement that the 94-year-old monarch and Philip, 99, received their jabs on Saturday. The royal couple join the 1.5 million people in Britain who have been given a first dose of a vaccine.

British Royal Family News: Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip have received the Covid-19 vaccination

“The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have today received COVID-19 vaccinations,” the palace said in a statement. The Queen is 94 years old and Philip is 99, putting them in the priority category in Britain’s coronavirus vaccine rollout. Those aged over 80 in the UK are among the high-priority groups who are being given the vaccine first.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been spending the lockdown in England at their Windsor Castle home after deciding to have a quiet Christmas at their Berkshire residence, instead of the traditional royal family gathering at Sandringham.

A royal source said the vaccines were administered by a household doctor at the queen’s Windsor Castle residence, adding that she made the news public to counter any speculation.

On Dec. 8, Britain became the world’s first country to begin a mass vaccination drive against the coronavirus. The government says it is aiming to deliver the first vaccine doses to some 15 million people in the top priority groups by the middle of February.

So far Buckingham Palace has not made any additional comments, nor have they said if any other members of the royal family will receive their vaccinations as well.

As many royal fans can recall, both Prince Charles and Prince William confirmed that they had tested positive for the virus during the beginning of the pandemic last year, too.

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