The Queen of Denmark has been vaccinated against Covid-19.
Margrethe II received the jab on New Year’s Day. The Royal Court announced that the Monarch, who is 80, had been inoculated via a short statement on the afternoon of January 1st 2021.
It was confirmed that she will receive the second dose of the vaccine in three weeks time, as is usual with this batch.
Margrethe has been forced to isolate for much of the past ten months owing to the outbreak of coronavirus. The traditional New Year’s galas, which she would lead, have been cancelled because of the pandemic.
In recent weeks, her grandson, Prince Christian, has tested positive for the virus and had to self isolate. His parents, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, and his siblings all tested negative.
Queen Margrethe didn’t see the family over the Christmas period. She spent the holidays with her second son, Prince Joachim, who returned to Denmark from France for the first time since undergoing brain surgery in July 2020.