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British Royals

BREAKING: The Queen and Prince Philip are vaccinated against Covid-19

Photo copyright: Charlie Proctor / Royal Central

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have both been vaccinated against coronavirus.

Buckingham Palace issued a short statement on January 9th 2021 confirming that the couple had received the jab. It read, simply, “The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have today received Covid-19 vaccinations.”

The Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, are in the priority group for the vaccinations. The couple are currently living at Windsor Castle. It’s understood the injections were administered there by one of their own doctors.

Vaccinations are being rolled out to priority groups in the UK at the moment. There has been widespread speculation over when the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh would receive the jab.

On January 1st 2021, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark announced that she had been vaccinated against coronavirus.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.