© Reuters. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Great Britain’s Duchess of Cornwall visit the Royal Gloucestershire Hospital in Gloucester
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s heir to the throne Prince Charles and his wife Camilla received their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, his office, Clarence House, said on Wednesday. Charles, 72, joins his mother, Queen Elizabeth, 94, and her husband, Prince Philip, 99, who received the injections in January, to receive a first dose of the vaccines currently in progress. distributing to millions of people in Britain. “The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall received their first COVID-19 vaccinations,” Clarence House said in a short statement, declining to give details on when Charles and Camilla, 73, received the vaccine. The prince tested positive for the coronavirus during the first wave of the pandemic in March last year, but said he was lucky to have suffered only relatively mild symptoms and regained good health. So far Britain has delivered vaccines to some 13 million people and is on track to reach the top four priority groups, which include everyone over 70, by next week. Last December, while visiting a vaccination center near his home in the west of England, Charles said he would be “very low on the list” for an injection, but would “absolutely” have one. The royal family is generally reluctant to give details of such health problems, saying they are a private matter, but they have decided to go public with their vaccinations to avoid any speculation.