Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla get their first Covid-19 vaccine, Clarence House confirms

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have joined the Queen in becoming the next royals to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla get their first Covid-19 vaccine, The Prince Of Wales And The Duchess Of Cornwall Visit The Gloucestershire Vaccination Centre At Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla get their first Covid-19 vaccine, as part of the mass roll out.

The couple, who are both in their 70s received the injection as they became the fourth priority list being inoculated as part of the drive to combat the world health crisis.

Charles, 72 and Camilla, 73, received the injection as Prime Minister Boris Jonson set the target of giving the top four priority groups their jabs before February 15th.

It comes after photos were released of the pair when they visited Gloucestershire Royal Hospital’s Covid-19 Vaccination Hub in support of the recent vaccination roll-out program. And the Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, were given the injection last month.

A Clarence House spokesman said, ‘The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have had their first Covid-19 vaccinations.’ 

It is not known whether Charles and Camilla were vaccinated together, or which version of the vaccine they were given. But it's claimed they received it from a royal doctor at their home in Wiltshire where they have spent lockdown and Christmas.

Charles, who is heir to the throne, previously contracted coronavirus early last year and he had previously said he would ‘absolutely’ get the Covid-19 vaccine when it was offered to him.

No doubt the Prince is keen for foreign travel to resume back to normality in the near future like most of us, as a report revealed earlier this year that Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles once spent $500k on ONE royal trip.

His son Prince William also caught Covid last year but kept the news out of the public as it was reported he was hit 'pretty hard' by the deadly virus.

Following the launch of his new Terra Carta initiative on Monday, Charles told CNN that vaccination was vital to ending the pandemic. He said, "I think vaccination is critical to ensure we have a way out of this, otherwise it is going to be very difficult."

The vaccine comes after the couple sent their wishes to Princess Eugenie who gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday, 9th February.

The couple shared a snap from their wedding and captioned it, 'Congratulations to Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the birth of their son.

'Her Royal Highness was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital.'

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Whilst at the paper she was awarded an O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart through a successful newspaper campaign. Things like this are close to her heart when it comes to using journalism to make a positive difference in people's lives.

Selina later branched further into all things celebrity to became a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine, covering red carpet events, showbiz parties, and various launches before going freelance for two years. One of her biggest celebrity achievements - aside from generating celebrity exclusives - was interviewing Take That (including Robbie Williams) and bumping into Simon Cowell so much at events she told him 'I'm calling you my showbiz dad!'

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a senior reporter on Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, Woman's Weekly celebrity desk before branching online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first.

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