Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh have received COVID-19 vaccinations, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.
A royal source said the vaccinations were administered on Saturday by a household doctor at Windsor Castle.
“The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have today received Covid-19 vaccinations,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman said, in a rare public comment on the private health matters of the long-serving monarch.
The source added the Queen decided to let it be known she had the vaccination to prevent further speculation.
The Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, are among around 1.5 million people in the UK to have had at least one dose of a Covid vaccine so far.
The couple has spent much of the pandemic in self-isolation at Windsor because of their advanced age, and this year canceled their traditional family Christmas at her Sandringham estate in eastern England.