Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth

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It was initially unclear as to whether or not Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip would be getting the COVID-19 vaccine

The Royal Family themselves have managed to remain relatively quiet when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine.

With the speed at which this vaccine has been developed, naturally, there has been a vocal minority who appear to be opposed to taking the vaccine. Conspiracy theorists worldwide have made it clear that they think the vaccine is unsafe, but this is unproven.

Now, as the first vaccines created by Pfizer/BioNTech are being rolled out to members of the public, Foreign Secretary Mr. Raab appeared to suggest the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will also be inoculated with it.
Speaking to NBC News, Raab said ''I'm not sure whether they'll 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 of the worries that surround this pandemic as well."

Just yesterday, 90-year-old Margaret Keenan became the very first person in the world to be given the Pfizer vaccine outside of clinical trials.

Following her vaccination, an 81 year named William Shakespeare got the jab!

The British Government is expecting up to four million people to receive the jab by the end of the month.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock called getting the vaccine "a tribute to scientific endeavor and human ingenuity and to the hard work of so many people. Today marks the start of the fightback against our common enemy, the coronavirus."

As well as this, Prince William was also full of praise for everyone who played a part in getting the vaccine ready for human use. He said ''Well done, I'm so pleased for all of you guys, I really am. I saw on everyone's faces back in June how much time and effort was going into this. I’m so thrilled that you’ve cracked it – so really well done.''