By Emma Dooney
Camilla Parker Bowles has revealed she has given herself permission to hug her grandchildren, after receiving both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
- Camilla Parker Bowles has revealed she has granted herself permission to hug her grandchildren since being fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
- The Duchess of Cornwall admitted she had a 'half-hug' with her grandchildren following her second jab.
- In other royal news, Meghan Markle channeled the Queen in her VAX Live appearance, body language expert claims.
The Duchess of Cornwall admitted she has hugged her younger family members since being vaccinated, marking her first physical contact with people outside of her support bubble at Clarence House.
“I have had a hug," she revealed to The Telegraph during a recent visit to a domestic abuse shelter. "I am doubly jabbed so, umm, we’ve had a sort of half-hug."
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, who are both in their early 70s, were some of the first Royal Family members to be vaccinated. They received the initial jab in February, just a few weeks after the Queen and Prince Philip were given the injection.
While Her Majesty never disclosed which vaccine she received, Camilla had no issue discussing details of her shot. She dismissed AstraZeneca vaccine concerns after revealing she'd been given the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company's jab.
"You take what you are given," she told reporters at the time.
Despite the alleged links between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots, the duchess is grateful to have received the shot.
“It’s been so lovely just to be able to see them again and talk to them," she said. "You know, telephones and machines and these Zooms are fine, but nothing’s ever the same as being able to give somebody a good hug."
Camilla is the doting grandmother to nine children, including Prince William and Kate Middleton's three kids. While she may not be biologically related to the young Cambridges, she has always been fully embraced as their paternal step-nana. The children have apparently endowed her with the cheeky nickname 'Gaga', a term she (fortunately) finds endearing.
"I don’t know if it’s because they think I am! It is funny but is still very sweet," she said.
Now that she's been fully vaccinated, Camilla looks forward to reprising her role as the 'Gaga' granny.
"I’m waiting for the final date when we can actually go into each other’s homes, to be able to sit down and have a proper lunch and, you know, just have a proper life again," she said. She also eagerly anticipates the return of the school run, a simple routine she desperately misses.
“I think we’ll all be absolutely thrilled to be together with our grandchildren again. I mean just to be able to go and collect them from school would be so nice instead of waving from miles away," she added.
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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