Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II of Britain and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, received the first dose of the emerging coronavirus vaccine.
The palace stated that the couple received the first dose on Saturday, according to the British “Sky News” news network, in a move that appeared to give the hesitant to take the vaccine more confidence.
The announcement by a palace spokesman is a very rare comment on the British royal family’s health affairs.
Sky News said that Queen Elizabeth decided to publicly publish the information about her vaccination “to prevent inaccuracies or raise more speculation.”
A royal source confirmed the news, indicating that the royal family doctor was the one who injected the couple with the vaccine at Windsor Castle, which is Makki’s residence outside London and is believed to be a favorite of the Queen.
The Queen of Britain (94 years) and her husband Prince Philip (99 years) spent the lockdown period in England at the castle in the southeastern region of Berkshire, abandoning the traditional gathering of the royal family at Sandringham headquarters on the occasion of Christmas, for the first time in 33 years.