Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have received their coronavirus vaccinations.
The 94-year-old monarch and her 99-year-old husband’s vaccines were administered by a household doctor at Windsor Castle, where they have been residing during the UK’s third lockdown.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman confirmed the news, telling Entertainment Tonight: “The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have today received Covid-19 vaccinations.”
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The couple’s son Prince Charles tested positive for the deadly virus back in March, while their grandson Prince William reportedly contracted the virus in April.
The news comes after the Queen shared a message of hope amid the pandemic, as Covid-19 cases surge in the UK.
Taking to the Buckingham Palace social media accounts on New Year’s Eve, she wrote: “We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.”
“We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.” – HM The Queen.
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year. pic.twitter.com/G5AMIcQIyl
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 31, 2020
In her annual Christmas Day speech, the monarch praised healthcare workers who have have been working on the frontline amid the pandemic.
In an emotional speech, she said: “Today, our frontline services still shine that lamp for us – supported by the amazing achievements of modern science – and we owe them a debt of gratitude.
“We continue to be inspired by the kindness of strangers and draw comfort that – even on the darkest nights – there is hope in the new dawn.”