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Prince Charles, 72, and His Wife Camilla, 73, Receive Their First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

Jené Liebenberg
Feb 10, 2021
08:10 P.M.
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The royal family is starting to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with Prince Charles and his wife Camilla receiving their first doses.

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Prince Charles, 72, and his wife Camilla, 73, have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Due to their age, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall fall within Britain's fourth priority group and have been given the injection.

Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Phillip, have also received the vaccine. It was administered to them at Windsor Castle by a royal household doctor and they shared a statement that the royals were vaccinated.

The Prince Of Wales & Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Devon & Cornwall on July 17, 2019 | Getty Images

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JOINING THE MASSES

Prince Charles and Camilla have waited their turn to receive the vaccine and have been given their first dose. The royals have joined the other 12 million people in the UK who have also received the injection.

The royal editor at the Daily Mail London tweeted that the two royals received the COVID-19 vaccination after the Prince of Wales had made it clear that he was eager to get the injection when it was time. The tweet read:

"Breaking: @ClarenceHouse confirm that the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have had their first #coronavirus jab (following on from HMQ last month)."

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GETTING THE JAB

The Prince of Wales and his wife have been isolating in their Gloucestershire home Highgrove House. The Duchess of Cornwall is at her Wiltshire home, Ray Mill House, for the time being.

The government has set up numerous vaccination sites and hospital hubs to make the administration of the vaccine easier.

It is suspected that the royals received the same vaccine as the Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99. The vaccine they took is from Oxford/AstraZeneca, one of two approved for distribution in the UK.

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PROUD GRANDCHILDREN

Whilst video calling frontline health workers, the Queen's grandson Prince William, 38, shared how he felt about his grandparents receiving the vaccine saying he was very proud of them. He shared the following:

"My grandparents have had the vaccine and I'm very proud of them for doing that. It's really important that everyone gets their vaccine."

The Queen and Prince Phillip both fell within the high-risk category and were amongst the first in the UK to receive the injection. The Queen initially wanted to keep her health matters private but decided to release the news to avoid speculation.

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TIER 4 LOCKDOWN

Prince Charles and Camilla have received their jabs whilst London is in Tier 4 lockdown, meaning that movement is restricted to essential needs such as exercise, grocery shopping, and going to work.

The government has set up numerous vaccination sites and hospital hubs to make the administration of the vaccine easier and more accessible to everyone. 7 larger vaccination sites have been put up for those at higher risk.

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Prince Charles contracted the virus in March 2020 and self-isolated to prevent his wife and family from getting the virus. The Prince of Wales made a full recovery and found out that he had the antibodies.

With one of their own having gone through fighting Covid-19, it has made the royal family all the more conscious of the virus's seriousness. Prince Charles and Prince William have shared their appreciation for the healthcare workers at this time.

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