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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip get COVID-19 vaccine

The royal arms got here out Saturday at Windsor Citadel.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip rolled up their sleeves for his or her COVID-19 vaccinations, the Solar reported, citing Buckingham Palace.

The monarch, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, who’ll flip 100 in June, took their jabs from the royal family physician.

“I’m delighted that Her Majesty the Queen & HRH the Duke of Edinburgh have obtained their COVID vaccine. We’re defeating this virus jab by jab,” tweeted Well being Secretary Matt Hancock.

Each royals are on the prime of Britain’s precedence checklist as a result of they’re over 80. Buckingham Palace didn’t specify which vaccine they obtained — Oxford AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech.

The announcement stunned Brits as a result of aides had described — repeatedly — the couple’s choice about when to be vaccinated as a “non-public matter,” the Solar reported.

Queen Elizabeth, although, wished to share the information to spur her topics to get their pictures and to squelch any fears in regards to the security of the pictures.

To this point, 1.5 million Brits have been vaccinated. The UK has recorded almost three million circumstances and roughly 80,000 deaths.

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