A photo of Queen Elizabeth II on the Sandringham estate in 2014. Image from Wikimedia Commons Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine, a statement from Buckingham Palace can confirm. "The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have today received Covid-19 vaccinations," read the short statement. The Queen, who is 94 years old, and Philip, who turns 100 this year, belong to the vulnerable age groups that have been prioritized by the British government to receive the vaccine. The decision to inform the public about the queen’s jab was to allay confusions and prevent the spread of any false information. The inoculation was administered by a court doctor in the queen's Berkshire residence. It could be remembered that two high-profile members of the British Royal Family were infected by the virus. Prince Charles tested positive last March and immediately went into isolation. The heir to the throne experienced mild symptoms and managed
A photo of Queen Margrethe II in 2020. Image from Wikimedia Commons Queen Margrethe II of Denmark was inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine according to a brief statement by the Danish Royal House. This makes the 80-year-old sovereign the first-ever European royal to receive the vaccine. The Danish sovereign was administered last New Year and she is expected to receive a second dose within the next three weeks. The statement from the Danish Royal Court reads: “Her Majesty the Queen was vaccinated today against COVID-19. The Queen will be re-vaccinated in about three weeks' time.” The announcement came after the Danish head of state delivered her 49th annual New Year's address, which she dedicated to the pandemic and extending her appreciation for the steady service and hard work of frontliners. On the other hand, Buckingham Palace officials remain mum about whether or not Queen Elizabeth II or Prince Philip have been vaccinated, calling the issue a “private” matter.