Monday, January 4, 2021

Queen Margrethe of Denmark 'becomes first European royal' to receive Covid-19 vaccine

Queen Margrethe of Denmark has become the first royal to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

The 80-year-old was inoculated on New Year's Day, according to a brief statement issued by the Royal Court.

It was also confirmed that the monarch would receive the second dose in around three weeks as is usual with the batch.

Margrethe II is the first European sovereign to officially announce the news of her vaccination. 

Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace refuses to say if Her Majesty or Prince Philip have been given the Covid vaccine, insisting that it's a 'private' matter. 

The statement from the Danish royal house read: 'Her Majesty the Queen was vaccinated today against COVID-19. The Queen will be re-vaccinated in about three weeks' time.' 

Other world leaders to have already been vaccinated include US president-elect Joe Biden, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Czech prime minister Andrej Babis and Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.      

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