Prince Charles, Ms. Camilia, receives COVID-19 vaccine

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The prince tested positive for the coronavirus in March. (File)

London:

The British heir to the throne, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, had received their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, his Clarence House office said on Wednesday.

72-year-old Charles, along with his mother, Queen Elizabeth, 94, and her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip, who had the chance in January to have a first dose of the vaccines currently being rolled out across the UK for millions

“The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall had their first COVID-19 vaccinations,” Clarence House said in a brief statement, declining to elaborate on when Charles and Camilla, 73, received the shot.

The prince tested positive for the coronavirus during the first wave of pandemics in March last year, but said he was lucky enough to have relatively mild symptoms and recovered.

So far, the UK has given vaccine shots to around 13 million people and is on track to hit the top four priority groups by next week, all of which are over 70.

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Last December, when Charles visited a vaccination center near his home in western England, he said he would be “bottom of the list” for a shot but “absolutely” have one.

Usually the royal family refuses to divulge details of such health issues as it is a private matter but have chosen to make their vaccinations public to avoid speculation.

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