- The queen made the announcement to help encourage people across England to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Questions and confusion:
People in their 80s received the COVID-19 vaccine in England last week. Questions were raised about whether the royals received the vaccine or not.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, one of the leaders of the British vaccination program, told NBC’s “Today” show that the queen and her husband wouldn’t receive the vaccination in a public setting.
- “I’m not sure they will do it on camera, but I’m sure arrangements will be made according to the phased approach that I set out, and like any family, you know, they will have felt the pressures and all the worries that surround this pandemic as well,” said Raab, according to CNN.
Did Queen Elizabeth get COVID-19?
In March, there were so many questions about whether or not Queen Elizabeth II was infected with the coronavirus after meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who became the first major world leader diagnosed with COVID-19, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
The queen went into quarantine due to the spread of the virus, which raised questions at the time about her health.
- Buckingham Palace said in a statement at the time: “The Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw the (prime minister) on the 11th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regards to her welfare.”