Clarence House has confirmed that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwell have had their first dose of COVID 19 vaccinations.
Prince Charles, 72, and Camilla, 73, are both in the fourth priority groups for the jabs, given they’re both over the age of 70.
Details about where the vaccines were given and which version was given have not been made known.
News of the couple’s first jab comes after Prince Charle’s parents, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, were vaccinated last month.
The 94-year-old ruler and Prince Philip, 99, were given the coronavirus jab at Windsor Castle, and Buckingham Palace, which seldom comments on private health issues concerning the royal family, also announced that the vaccinations were given by a royal household doctor.
Prince Charles tested positive for coronavirus in March last year.
Clarence House stated at the time explaining that the Prince of Wales was exhibiting mild signs and was isolating at the Birkhall residence in Scotland.
A Clarence House spokesperson said at the time that he’d been exhibiting mild symptoms but otherwise remained in good health and had been working from home.
The spokesperson said that the Duchess of Cornwall had been tested but didn’t have the virus and that following Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess were now self-isolating at home in Scotland and that the tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria needed for testing.
The spokesperson explained that it wasn’t possible to ascertain from whom the prince caught the virus owing to the large number of engagements he carried out in his public role during the weeks prior.
Regardless of which version of the vaccine the royal couple were given, they will require a second dose to be completely vaccinated.
But surely everyone going to work should be a priority to keep this country afloat. The Queen and Prince Philip can shield because they have no financial concerns, and this has all become a little irritating.
The idea was to protect the elderly and vulnerable, with the top four tiers they fit into because they couldn’t jump the queue, and it now appears that having the vaccination might not prevent the spread of the virus.
And some people are saying that working people should be having the vaccine first and that those who are too old or not working can isolate, but this is barely breaking news.
But then the elderly and vulnerable have been isolating for almost a year, and let’s face it there’s not many perks to being old, so we shouldn’t really begrudge them this, and it also means that families don’t have to run around after them as much, especially if they’re a key worker or homeschooling their children.
And the vaccine has not properly been tested and it’s still being trialled and we’re all being used as guinea pigs all in the name of big pharma, but I guess it’s nice to catch up on our royal family and get positive news, but two pensioners getting their jab is hardly news, is it?