Dominic Raab 'not sure' if Queen will get coronavirus vaccine on TV
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A government minister has said he is not sure if the Queen and her husband Prince Philip will get the coronavirus vaccine on television, but indicated they will get the jab.
Foreign secretary Dominic Raab said arrangements were being made for the royal couple to get the vaccine according to the list revealed by the government last week.
The Queen, at 94, and Philip, who is 99, both make the second highest category for the jab, which was rolled out from Tuesday.
Raab, who was appearing on NBC News, was asked whether the Queen and Philip will get the vaccine, and revealed: “I'm not sure whether they'll do it on camera but I'm sure arrangements will be made according to the phased approach that I set out.
“And like any family, you know, they will have felt the pressures and all of the worries that surround this pandemic as well.”
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The Queen has had to deal with her son and her grandson contracting the deadly virus this year, though both have recovered.
Charles, 72, confirmed his diagnosis back in March, but William, 38, kept his secret.
The monarch and her husband have spent most of this year in Windsor Castle, with a small number of staff referred to as HMS Bubble.
Buckingham Palace confirmed that they would have a “quiet” Christmas at Windsor and would not be forming a festive bubble of three households with any of their children or grandchildren.
A source reported they understood their relatives had to weigh up how to see other family members.
But in Wales on Tuesday, Prince William suggested he and his wife hadn’t worked out what to do for Christmas themselves.
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Speaking to students about the last year, he said: “It is so difficult. We are still trying to make plans. It’s difficult to know what to do for the best.”
Members of the Royal Family have to keep in mind that the Queen and Prince Philip are among the most vulnerable because of their ages.
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While the Queen hasn’t been able to carry out as many engagements since the first lockdown to deal with the pandemic, she has carried out some virtual engagements, and hosted virtual audiences for the first time on 4 December.
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