Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh received the coronavirus vaccine on Saturday at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace confirmed. The vaccination program has been underway in the UK since early December, but the Royal Family has not been given priority in the vaccination queue, which has sparked outrage from royal fans.
A Twitter user said: ‘Hot take, The Queen and Prince Phillip should have been the first to take the vaccine to help build confidence in the public. “
Another person echoed similar remarks, adding: “The Queen should have been first.
“She’s part of the dangerous demographic and if the world is so certain that there is nothing to fear from the vaccine, then there is no problem, right?”
“Do they try on a few peasants first, I wonder.
But not everyone agreed that the monarch should have received the blow first.
One person said: “#ThisMorning has just discussed whether the Queen should be the first to get the vaccine.
Others wondered why the Queen and Philip were vaccinated later than other younger people, such as Stanley Johnson, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s father.
One user asked, “I am certainly not a Royalist, but how come Stanley Johnson was vaccinated before the Queen?”
In a public statement, Health Secretary Matt Hancock expressed “joy” that the Queen and Philip have decided to get vaccinated.
“We are in the process of beating this jab by jab virus. ”
However, they were not the first members of a monarchy to participate in the vaccination campaign.
Queen Margrethe of Denmark became the first royal to be vaccinated against the pathogen.
The Danish monarch is expected to take a second dose of the jab later this month.
The Royal Court statement said: “Her Majesty the Queen was vaccinated today against Covid-19.
“The queen will be revaccinated in about three weeks.”