The Duke of Cambridge has broken his silence on news of a covid-19 vaccine as he virtually met up with the team behind the Oxford University AstraZeneca vaccine.
- Prince William spoke to the Oxford researchers behind the covid-19 vaccine, which has shown up to 90% efficacy in preventing the virus
- The Duke spoke about the ‘pressure’ on both the researchers, the nation and the NHS and congratulated them for ‘cracking’ it
- It follows royal news that Camilla is being targeted by trolls who believe 'affair' storyline in The Crown is true
This morning, The Duke spoke to @UniofOxford to congratulate them following an important milestone in the fight against #COVID19. An #OxfordVaccine is shown to be 70.4% effective, and tests on two dose regimens show that it could be 90%. pic.twitter.com/izUpnm97v9November 23, 2020
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, congratulated the team behind the Oxford University AstraZeneca vaccine - after news of it being up to 90% effective in preventing covid-19.
So it’s no surprise Prince William was keen to catch up with the Oxford researchers responsible for “cracking” this vaccine.
William, 38, joined Professor Andy Pollard, Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity, Professor Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology and Professor Louise Richardson, Vice Chancellor of Oxford University on a video call from the comfort of his home.
And expressed his sincere gratitude for all their hard work in allowing our country to go back to some sort of normality in the near future.
“Well done, I’m so pleased for all of you, I really am," he said. "I saw it in everyone’s faces back in June how much time and effort was going into this, and I could see that there was a lot of pressure on everyone, so I’m so thrilled that you’ve cracked it—so really well done."
It comes after the father-of-three visited the laboratory in which the vaccine was being produced back in June and described the work as “exciting” and “fascinating”.
Prince William’s father, The Prince of Wales, contracted the virus back in March and described himself as “lucky” with how mild it was.
Opening up about the experience, Prince Charles, 71, said, "I was lucky in my case... but I've had it, and I can so understand what other people have gone through.
"I feel particularly for those who have lost their loved ones and have been unable to be with them at the time. That, to me, is the most ghastly thing.”
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