Prince William says that he is “very proud” of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh for getting coronavirus vaccines.
According to the international news source, Prince William heard from healthcare workers about “vaccine hesitancy” among some of the public during a virtual engagement.
“It is really important to get into communities, ethnically diverse communities, and more deprived communities to say ‘this is your vaccine as well, it’s for everyone, not just for some communities.’ Getting that uptake is really important,” Dr. Nikki Kanani, medical director of Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement, said during a video call.
The duke said, “My grandparents have had the vaccine and I am very proud of them for doing that. It is really important that everyone gets the vaccine when they are told to.”
“Huge congratulations to all of you for playing your part in such a monumental moment, frankly, to roll out this vaccine,” he added. “I think it’s a hugely proud moment for the NHS and for the UK being able to achieve such a massive task.”
Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen and Prince Philip received their vaccines on January 9th. The vaccines were administered by a Royal Household doctor at Windsor Castle, where the couple is isolating together.