Prince Charles and Camilla BOTH receive their first dose of Covid vaccine

PRINCE Charles and Camilla have both received their first dose of the Covid-19 jab, it wast today revealed.

Camilla, 73, is reported to have received it from a royal doctor at her home in Wiltshire.

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While Prince Charles, 72, is understood to be in London – but it has not been confirmed where he received his jab.

It is the second bit of good news for the royal family after Charles' niece Princess Eugenie yesterday gave birth to a baby boy.

A Clarence House spokesman said: "The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall had had their first Covid-19 vaccinations."

Charles suffered a mild dose of the virus during the first wave last March and had to isolate at Birkhall, in Scotland.

The couple have previously confirmed they planned to get vaccinated but said they would wait their turn and not expect preferential treatment.

It is believed they received their jabs in recent days and weeks as the roll-out sees all over-70s getting inoculated.

BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT

In December, Charles told staff administering the injection that he was "way down the list" to receive it.

He made the admission as he visited the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester to meet frontline health workers.

The royal told staff: "I think I'll have to wait for the AstraZeneca one before it gets to my turn.

"I'm some way down the list and will have to wait."

JAB BOOST

Last month, the Queen, 94, and 99-year-old Prince Philip were among the first wave to receive their Covid-19 jabs.

It is believed the royal couple were given the Oxford/AstraZeneca dose.

They were given their vaccinations by a household doctor at Windsor Castle where they have spent the lockdown and Christmas.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said at the time the news was a boost in the fight against the killer virus.

He tweeted: “I’m delighted Her Majesty the Queen & HRH the Duke of Edinburgh have received their COVID vaccine. We are defeating this virus jab by jab.”

People over the age of 70 who have not yet been offered a Covid jab are now being encouraged to contact the NHS to arrange an appointment.

Boris Johnson has set a target for all people in the top four groups to be offered a vaccine by February 15.

The top four priority groups include all those over 70, health and social care workers, care home residents, their carers and people deemed to be clinically extremely vulnerable.




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