On Wednesday, February 10, a spokesperson for Clarence House announced that Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Back-pedaling for the Duke of Cornwall.
Aged 72 and 73 respectively, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are considered more vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. Certainly not forgetting this crucial fact, the Crown Prince and his wife therefore chose to receive a first dose of a vaccine against the viral disease. “The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have had their first vaccinations against COVID-19,” reports a Clarence House spokesman quoted by the American magazine Town and Country on Wednesday, February 10. No details about the location or the name of the vaccine were reported.
For this vaccination, Prince Charles chose discretion as his parents, Her Majesty Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, did when they took the plunge. The Prince of Wales is therefore one of the first crowned heads to set an example. Yet, in December 2020 and during a trip to Gloucestershire, he said he preferred to wait his turn.
The husband of Camilla Parker Bowles then assured to be “at the bottom of the list” of people likely to be vaccinated in priority. As a reminder, in Great Britain, vaccines are offered to people over 70 years of age. Was it a last-minute decision or the product of a period of reflection after a first mishap with the coronavirus?
Who else will be vaccinated?
The news had the effect of a bomb. In March 2020, Prince Charles tested positive for the coronavirus. Camilla Parker Bowles escaped contamination. “He has mild symptoms but remains in good health and has been working at home as usual in recent days,” read a statement from Clarence House.
The husbands were forced to isolate themselves separately in their home in Birkhall, Scotland. And while they have accepted a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, it is not known whether other members of the Windsor-Mountbatten clan will follow in their footsteps. Also affected by Covid-19 in April 2020, could Prince William be pushed into the vaccine?
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