Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh have received Covid-19 vaccinations, according to a Buckingham Palace spokesperson. The inoculations were administered by a household doctor at Windsor Castle, a royal source said.
To prevent inaccuracies and further speculation, Her Majesty, who is 94, decided that she would let it be known that she has had the vaccination, the source added. Her husband is 99 years old.
The couple’s son, Prince Charles, tested positive for coronavirus and went into isolation in March. The 72-year-old later said he was lucky to only experience mild symptoms, adding he’d “got away with it quite lightly.”
Their grandson Prince William, second-in-line to the British throne, also tested positive for COVID-19 earlier last year, UK media reported, though exactly when he contracted the virus is unclear.
The UK has recorded more than three million cases of Covid-19 and over 80,000 deaths, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.