The BBC reported that Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday that Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh had been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
The BBC reported that the Queen and Prince Philip received shots at Windsor Castle on Saturday among around 1.5 million UK residents who have received at least the first dose of the vaccine since their rollout.
The royal couple, who are both in their 90s, join a UK high-priority group over the age of 80 and are the first to receive the vaccine.
The BBC cited a source from the Royals as stating that the queen decided to allow the public to learn about the vaccination in an effort to put an end to further speculation.
During 2020, the queen spent seven months outside the palace without a public performance. The outlet reported that his oldest son, Prince Charles, and his grandson, Prince William, both tested positive for coronovirus during that time.
In April, the queen called for her country to remain united to overcome the epidemic.
He said, “Together we are dealing with this disease, and I want to assure you that if we remain united and determined we will overcome it.”
According to Johns Hopkins University, the UK has reported a total of 81,000 deaths from the virus since the onset of the epidemic.