According to sources, the 94-year-old queen has been fully vaccinated against the virus ahead of her first public appearance of the year on Wednesday.
The Queen was seen without a face mask at the CWGC Air Forces Memorial in Surrey, a short drive from Windsor Castle, to celebrate the Royal Australian Air Force’s centenary. Both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in January, according to Buckingham Palace.
They mentioned at the time that they would not be making any further announcements about their second attempt. The Queen discussed having her vaccine during an online appearance in February.
“It was really fast, and I’ve gotten a lot of letters from people who were shocked by how easy it was to get the vaccine,” she said during a conference call with health officials from the UK’s four nations. “As for the jab, it didn’t hurt in the least.”