Kate Middleton receives first Covid vaccine 9 days after Prince William as she praises hero NHS frontline workers

KATE Middleton praised the NHS as she received her first dose of the Covid vaccine just days after Prince William was jabbed.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, posed for a photo at the Science Museum in London.

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Kate looked casual in a white t-shirt and light blue jeans as the needle was administered.

In an official tweet, she said: "Yesterday I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Londonā€™s Science Museum.

"Iā€™m hugely grateful to everyone who is playing a part in the rollout – thank you for everything you are doing."

She was given the vital jab by NHS staff after the vaccine rollout was extended to over 30s this week.

It is not clear why 39-year-old Kate waited until now for the jab when the NHS invited those aged 38 and 39 for a vaccine on May 12.

The royals also haven't revealed which vaccine she received but as she is younger than 40, she would be entitled to the Pfizer jab and Moderna.

The moment comes just nine days after Prince William, 38, was pictured receiving his jab.

Wills also got his done at the Science Museum, which is close to the couple's home in Kensington Palace.

He was complimented by royal fans on his muscular arms as he rolled his sleeves up.

William ā€œstruggled to breatheā€ after being struck down byĀ CovidĀ in April last year just days afterĀ Prince Charles, and Boris Johnson.

The dukeĀ kept his diagnosis a secret because he didnā€™t want to alarm the nation.

He was treated by palace doctors, and followed government guidelines by isolating at the family home Anmer Hall, in Norfolk.

Remarkably, he carried out 14 telephone and video call engagements during April.

Earlier this year, William and KateĀ warned of rumours and misinformationĀ about Covid-19 vaccinations on social media.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke on a video call to clinically vulnerable women who are shielding.

He said: ā€œCatherine and I are not medical experts by any means but we can wholeheartedly support having vaccinations.

ā€œWeā€™ve spoken to a lot of people about it and the uptake has been amazing so far.

"Weā€™ve got to keep it going so the younger generations also feel that itā€™s really important for them to have it."

The couple have been spending the week in their beloved Scotland, where they met as students at St Andrews 20 years ago.

They tucked into fish and chips at one of their favourite haunts and hosted a special NHS film screening for hero staff.

The trip came after Wills was appointed Lord High Commissioner by The Queen.



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