Prince William Is "Very Proud" of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip for Getting Vaccinated

Chloe Foussianes
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From Town & Country

Prince William is glad his grandparents received the COVID-19 vaccine, he revealed during a recent call with frontline workers. "My grandparents have had the vaccine and I'm very proud of them for doing that," he said, per People. The Duke added, "It's really important that everyone gets their vaccine."

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, at 94 and 99 years old respectively, were considered at high risk for severe COVID-19, and have been taking precautions to avoid contracting the virus since the pandemic began last year. Buckingham Palace revealed earlier this month that they had received a first dose of a vaccine earlier in January, about one month after the U.K. began its vaccine rollout.

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“The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have today received COVID-19 vaccinations,” a spokesperson announced on January 9. A source confirmed to Town & Country that the royal couple had received the immunization from a household doctor at Windsor Castle, where they've been staying in recent months.

Of course, while the Duke was excited that his grandparents had received a dose, he was also extremely glad to see the success of the larger vaccination campaign. "I want to say a huge congratulations to everyone involved in the vaccination program because it looks tremendous, it really does," William said on his recent video call. "I know what a massive difference it is going to make to everyone. It is also worth pointing out I think that this isn't something that happens really easily and that everyone has access to around the world. This is because we have a world-leading NHS and we have the right people, research and development here."

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