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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip receive COVID-19 vaccine

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, and Prince Philip. File/AFP

Gulf Today Report

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were given their COVID-19 vaccinations on Saturday, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

The 94-year-old monarch and Prince Philip, 99, were given the coronavirus jab at Windsor Castle, according to the Independent. 


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The palace, which rarely comments on private health issues regarding the royal family, has also said that the vaccinations were administered by a royal household doctor.

It is understood that the Queen wanted to publicly announce she and Prince Philip had been vaccinated against the virus in order to prevent speculation and misinformation.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have today received COVID-19 vaccinations.”

It is not known which vaccine the Queen and Prince Philip were given.

The news comes as the third COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK. On Friday, it was announced that the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine has been approved, following the Pfizer and Oxford vaccine, which were approved last year.


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