England’s future king received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine this week, his Clarence House office confirmed.
In April last year, Prince Charles contracted the virus – the first member of the British royal family to do so – but fortunately had a mild version of the disease. His wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, escaped infection.
Charles (72) and Camilla (73) were both vaccinated recently as they fall into the age group of those currently being jabbed in the UK. Health workers, vulnerable members of society and citizens over 80 have all been jabbed – the queen and Prince Philip included.
The couple will receive their second doses in about three months, in keeping with the rollout protocol in the UK.
Prince William was the second British royal to contract to Covid last year, also testing positive in April but choosing to reveal his diagnosis only later in the year as he didn’t want to alarm a nation left reeling by the pandemic.
Getting jabbed isn’t all Charles and Camilla have been up to: they were quick to send their good wishes to Charles’ niece, Princess Eugenie, and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, who welcomed their first child, a son, earlier this week.
"Congratulations to Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the birth of their son," they tweeted on their official Clarence House account along with a photo of Eugenie and Jack on their wedding day in 2018.
Sources: yahoo.com, people.com, Twitter