Prince Carlos, heir to the British throne, and his wife Camila took the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and advanced to his office at Clarence House on Wednesday. The 72-year-old Carlos thus joins his mother, Queen Isabel II, 94, and his father, Prince Filipe, 99, who took the vaccines in January. “The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have received their first vaccination,” Clarence House announced in a brief statement, refusing to go into details.
Keep in mind that the prince had already tested positive for the coronavirus during the first wave of the pandemic in March last year. Then he announced that he was lucky enough to have only mild symptoms and had recovered well.
So far, the UK has vaccinated around 13 million people and is well on its way to covering all people in priority groups next week, including those over 70.
In December, during a visit to a vaccination center near his home in the west of England, Carlos said he would be “bottom of the list” for the vaccine. Usually the royal family is reluctant to provide details of any health issue, which justifies it being a private matter, but decided to make vaccinations public to avoid speculation.