The Queen and Prince Philip receive a coronavirus vaccine

The Queen and Prince Philip received the coronavirus vaccine at Windsor Castle.

The royal couple lived at Windsor Castle during most of the pandemic and also spent Christmas and New Years there.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that Her Majesty, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, received the vaccine on Saturday.

The Queen and Prince Philip received the coronavirus vaccine at Windsor Castle (Photo credit:

The queen and Philip have coronavirus vaccine

The couple received the vaccine from a doctor at the Royal Household at Windsor Castle.

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The Queen and Philip both meet the government’s age guidelines for those who should be given the vaccine.

Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh received Covid-19 vaccinations today.”

The couple received the vaccine from a Royal Household doctor (Credit:

Meanwhile, a palace source has said, “Her Majesty has decided that she let it be known that she has been vaccinated.”

They added that it was made public “to prevent inaccuracies and further speculation”.

Last year the palace confirmed that the Queen and Philip would have a quiet Christmas at Windsor Castle.

The couple were sadly forced to spend Christmas outside their beloved Sandringham Estate for the first time in 33 years.

After a difficult year for the British, the Queen revealed hope in her Christmas message.

The Queen's Christmas message is broadcast on Alexa
The Queen gave her annual Christmas speech (Image Credit: BBC / YouTube)

She told the audience, “For me this is a source of lasting hope in difficult and unpredictable times.

Of course, this time of year will be marked by sadness for many. Some mourn those who are dear to them.

“If you are among them, you are not alone and let me assure you of my thoughts and prayers.

“Let the spirit of selflessness, love and above all hope guide you into the times to come.”

In a New Year’s message, the Queen’s Twitter page said, “We should comfort ourselves that while we have more to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again. ‘ – HM the queen.

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“I wish you all a happy and healthy new year.”

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