Prince William proud of Queen for getting Covid-19 vaccine as he urges all Brits to take the jab

The Queen
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Prince William has said he's 'very proud' of the Queen and Prince Philip for getting the Covid-19 vaccine.

  • Prince William has been at the forefront of the pandemic helping health care services, but now he's shown his admiration for the Queen for getting her Covid-19 vaccine  (opens in new tab) 
  • Buckingham Palace shared the royal news (opens in new tab) via social media that both the Queen and Prince Phillip (opens in new tab) had received the first dose of the vaccination.
  • This is to avoid members of the public knowing if Her Majesty had the Pfizer vaccine (opens in new tab) or the Oxford AstraZeneca (opens in new tab) vaccine - preventing Brits from favouring one vaccine type. 

The Duke of Cambridge has shown his support for the Queen (opens in new tab) and Prince Phillip saying he's 'very proud' of his grandparents for getting their Covid-19 vaccinations (opens in new tab).

It's no secret that the public has had concerns over the current vaccination rollout; therefore, Prince William was happy to hear that the royals were setting an excellent example for the public by avoiding 'vaccine hesitancy '.  

William was quick to congratulate Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh with a sweet message, "My grandparents have had the vaccine, and I am very proud of them for doing that. Everyone must get the vaccine when they are told to." 

Prince William continued to commend the NHS as he said, "Huge congratulations to all of you for playing your part in such a monumental moment, frankly, to roll out this vaccine.

"I think it's a hugely proud moment for the NHS and for the UK being able to achieve such a massive task." 

During the UK lockdowns (opens in new tab), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have continuously dedicated their support to the public with virtual engagements showing much-needed commendation for frontline workers. 

Kudzai Chibaduki
Features Writer

Since December 2020, Kudzai Chibaduki has worked as a trainee journalist at FUTURE, capturing all fashion, entertainment, and beauty content for the Lifestyle websites, as well as contributing to the shopping sections for's widely read online magazine. Kudzai previously worked as a freelance fashion wardrobe stylist, directing magazine photoshoots and coordinating the fashion direction of recording artists.