Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, has become the latest royal to receive the vaccine against the coronavirus. Her Majesty received the vaccine together with her husband, Prince Radu of Romania.
Their vaccination took place on January 25th 2021 in a private hospital in Romania. The news was published in a short statement from the Romanian Royal Court on Twitter. The message reads: “Today, Her Majesty Margareta and His Royal Highness Prince Radu were vaccinated against COVID-19. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness received the first dose of the vaccine at the hospital of the “Regina Maria” Private Health Network in Cluj-Napoca.”
A number of European royals have received the vaccine against the virus in the recent weeks. The King and Queen of Norway, the King and Queen of Sweden, the Queen of Denmark and Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh have now received the first dose of the vaccine.
Her Majesty Margareta addressed the Romanian people last year regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Her Majesty spoke to Romanians about the way everyone can show their generosity, humanity, civic spirit and compassion, at a difficult time in the life of the Romanian nation. Her Majesty’s message was clear: “In the hard days, we are all together”. In March 2020, the Romanian Royal family chose to make large parts of one of its palaces available to Romanians who have to quarantine because of the coronavirus. Her Majesty Margareta and her sisters made 53 individual accommodation spaces in the hotels and villas from the Peles Castle available to the National Committee for Emergency Situations, free of charge, for those who will have to be quarantined.
The coronavirus was confirmed to have reached Romania on 26 February 2020, when the first case in Gorj County was confirmed. As of 25 January 2021, the National Institute of Public Health has reported 712.561 cases and 17.841 COVID-19-related deaths. More than 5.0 million tests have been processed.