Elizabeth II and Felipe de Edimburgo will be vaccinated against Covid-19, but they will not have preferential treatment



2020 is coming to an end, an atypical and bitter year marked by the pandemic and its restrictions. And the United Kingdom takes its first step to schedule the calendar against Covid-19 with a vaccination process in which the Queen isabel II (94 years old) and her husband, Philip of Edinburgh (99), among the first candidates.

In this way, according to some media, the monarch will serve as an example to British citizens to begin to end the pandemic. According to the newspaper “The Mail on Sunday”, the country’s Minister of Health, Matt Hancock, has stressed that it will be the Pfizer and BioNtTech vaccines that will only be available to risk groups, especially those over 70 years of age, which are included in the first phase that will begin this Tuesday: “The first doses of vaccines will be administered to elderly residents and their carers, followed by anyone else over 80 and health workers who are on the front line.

According to the magazine “Hello!”, A source close to the Palace has stated that in the coming days the British Royal House will remain on the sidelines of giving explanations because “medical decisions are personal and the health of the Queen is a delicate matter , so she herself prefers not to comment on it.

As the source has revealed, the decision of the 94-year-old monarch to get vaccinated is a “personal one.” However, despite being scheduled to carry out the vaccination, Hancock has assured that they will not receive preferential treatment: “The first wave of injections is reserved for nursing homes and for To avoid any accusation of favoritism, the vaccine will be offered to older members of the Royal Family at the same time as other people in their age group. According to sources close to Buckingham Palace, once Elizabeth II makes her decision, she will “make it known” at the most appropriate time.

A lonely Christmas

Due to the seriousness of the health situation in the UK, Buckingham issued a statement stating that the monarch and her husband will continue their confinement with a much smaller staff at their residence on the outskirts of London, Windsor Castle.

Celebrating 73 years of marriage of Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle
Celebrating 73 years of marriage of Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle – AP

Having already clear his stay in these festivities, he has officially proceeded to the cancellation of the traditional Christmas celebration of the British Royal Family in Sandringham. It should be noted that this decision had already been proposed by Elizabeth II herself, who a few weeks ago, according to the newspaper “The Sun”, had had a mishap with her palace assistants since she had requested an absolute confinement of her employees to protect his health and avoid possible contacts with positive cases, as happened in February with an escort who was walking his dogs.

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