Prince William receives COVID-19 vaccine


Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, received the first dose of his COVID-19 vaccine earlier this week.

“To all those working on the vaccine rollout – thank you for everything you’ve done and continue to do,” he shared on Twitter alongside a photo of himself receiving the jab on Tuesday. 

The prince did not immediately confirm on social media which COVID-19 vaccine he received or if his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, also received her vaccination.

William, 38, received his vaccination at the Science Museum in London, according to the BBC.

The duke tested positive for COVID-19 in April last year, around the same time as his father, Prince Charles. William reportedly kept his diagnosis under wraps in an effort to not alarm the country.

Queen Elizabeth II received her COVID-19 vaccination at Windsor Castle in January, alongside her now-late husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

“Once you’ve had a vaccine you have a feeling of, you’re protected, which is, I think, very important and, as far as I could make out, it was quite harmless,” the queen said in a video call with United Kingdom health officials after receiving her shot.

“It was very quick, and I’ve had lots of letters from people who have been very surprised by how easy it was to get the vaccine,” she said. “And the jab – it didn’t hurt at all.” 

Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, received their vaccines in February.

Approximately 70 percent of the adult U.K. population has received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Last week, the country opened its vaccination efforts to anyone over the age of 34.

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