Prince Charles, 72, and Camilla, 73, get Covid-19 jab: Couple have received their first vaccines, Clarence House announces
- Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have received Covid-19 vaccines
- Charles and Camilla are likely to have received it from a royal doctor at home
- It is likely the couple would have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have been given their first coronavirus jab, Clarence House has revealed.
Charles, 72, and Camilla, 73, are likely to have received it from a royal doctor at home. The couple have been isolating at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, although the Duchess is currently at her Wiltshire home, Ray Mill House.
It is likely, although not confirmed, that Charles and Camilla would have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, as did the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. A friend said Camilla seemed ‘very happy’.
Both Prince Charles and his son Prince William were struck down with Covid-19 during the first wave of the pandemic last year.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have received their first Covid-19 vaccinations. Pictured, the couple at the Gloucestershire Vaccination Centre in December
Charles has previously confirmed his intention to get vaccinated, but stressed that neither he – nor his wife – would expectany preferential treatment and would wait for their call as part of the over-70s group.
In December, Charles told staff administering the injection that he was ‘way down the list’ to receive it.
He made the admission as he visited the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester to meet frontline health workers.
The royal told staff: ‘I think I’ll have to wait for the AstraZeneca one before it gets to my turn. I’m some way down the list and will have to wait.’
It is not known where they were administered or which version of the vaccine Prince Charles, 72, and Camilla, 73, received. Pictured, Prince Charles on an engagement in December
Last month it was revealed that the Queen, 94, and 99-year-old Prince Philip were among the first wave to receive their Covid-19 jabs.
A royal source said the vaccinations were administered by a household doctor at Windsor Castle.
Buckingham Palace had initially insisted the Queen would not let it be known if and when she had it as it was a ‘private medical matter’.
But it was explained that she had changed her mind in order to prevent ‘speculation’.
The Government had been keen to make the news public as part of its drive to encourage people to be vaccinated.
Camilla, 73, who is currently at her Wiltshire residence, is likely to have received her first coronavirus jab from a royal doctor at home