LONDON: British royal Kate said she had received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and paid tribute to everyone involved in the rollout of the inoculation programme.
Kate, 39, said she had received the shot at the Science Museum, a prominent tourist attraction not far from Kate’s Kensington Palace home in west London.
“Yesterday I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at London’s Science Museum,” she said on the Twitter account she shares with her husband, Prince William, along with a picture of her receiving the shot.
“I’m hugely grateful to everyone who is playing a part in the rollout – thank you for everything you are doing.”
Yesterday I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at London’s Science Museum. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who is playing a part in the rollout – thank you for everything you are doing. pic.twitter.com/h427iT0n4x
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 29, 2021
William, 38, said last week he had been given a first dose of vaccine. His grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, got her first shot in January and has encouraged others to take up the vaccine, saying it was quick and painless.
Britain is currently offering a COVID-19 vaccine to anyone aged 30 and over, and has given a first dose of vaccine to 38.8 million people.
Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton are about to hit 13 million followers on Instagram. The couple uses their social media accounts to share their activities with their fans across the world.
They now have almost 12.8 million followers on the Facebook-owned platform and are expected to reach 13 million soon. While Kate and William are followed by millions of people, the royal couple follows only 113 people on the photo and video sharing app.