The Queen and Prince Philip receive the Covid-19 vaccine at Windsor Castle
The Queen and Prince Philip have been given the Covid-19 vaccination, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
The Royal couple was given the inoculation by a doctor at Windsor Castle, where both have been isolating.
The Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, are well within the Government guidelines to receive the treatment.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said:
“The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have today received Covid-19 vaccinations.”
And a Royal source added that it was a Household Doctor who gave the jabs.
The source said – although it was unusual for the Palace to comment on the couple’s health – it was important the treatment was made public.
The source said:
“Her Majesty decided that she would let it be known she has had the vaccination to prevent inaccuracies and further speculation”.
It is not known which coronavirus vaccine was administered.