Safety first! Duchess of Cornwall dons a face mask and high vis jacket as she chats to volunteers on visit to Wembley Vaccination Centre
- The Duchess of Cornwall visited Wembley Vaccination Centre on Tuesday
- The 73-year-old appeared in good spirits as she met with volunteers
- Comes after the royal said having her vaccine made her ‘feel more secure’
The Duchess of Cornwall met with volunteers supporting the jab drive today, as she visited the Wembley Vaccination Centre.
Camilla, 73, appeared in good spirits as she spoke to Steward Volunteer Responders for the NHS, including Liyann Ooi, James Leggett and Louise Jacobs.
It was recently confirmed by Clarence House that Charles, 72, and Camilla have had their first Covid-19 vaccinations.
Camilla’s visit comes just days after the pair went to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, to learn about coronavirus vaccine trials despite news that Charles’ father Prince Philip, 99, is still in King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone, London, as a ‘precautionary measure’.
The Duchess of Cornwall, 73, met with Steward Volunteer Responders for the NHS at the Wembley vaccination centre. Pictured: Camilla speaking to Liyann Ooi
Camilla wore a disposable face covering and practiced social distancing, for the visit that comes not long after it was revealed that she has had her first vaccine. Pictured: Camilla speaking to Louise Jacobs
The Duchess of Cornwall donned a high-vis jacket over a black coat and white blouse, taking full safety precautions with social distancing and a disposable face covering for today’s visit.
She styled her hair with its signature waves to complete the look and appeared to be wearing very subtle make-up.
Hundreds of people who live up to a 45 minute drive from the vaccination centre in Wembley have been invited to book an appointment.
Camilla has revealed that she feels ‘grateful’ to have had her vaccination, as Boris Johnson pledges to offer a first does to every adult in the UK by July 31st.
Camilla styled her hair into its signature waves and wore very subtle makeup to complete her look. Pictured: The Duchess of Cornwall speaking to James Leggett
It is likely, although not confirmed, that Charles and Camilla would have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, as did the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
At the engagement in Birmingham, the Duchess reassured Nicki Cadwallader, 50, who was receiving a jab as part of a trial for cancer patients, saying: ‘I was waiting for it to be done and they said, ‘It has been done’. It was painless. It was brilliant.
‘It’s very good when it’s over as you feel more secure. Panic over.’
The duchess later told the vaccination trial staff: ‘I leapt for joy. I didn’t feel anything. I’m eternally grateful for everything.’
Prince Charles, 72, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 73, put safety first as they met with frontline workers at a Birmingham hospital during their first public engagement of the year last week
The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is believed to have treated the largest number of Covid-positive patients of any NHS trust in the UK – more than 12,500 – with 10,000 of these discharged. The trust has also recruited a large number of patients for the trials – 12,000.
During their visit, Charles and Camilla unveiled a plaque which thanked staff for their ‘incredible efforts’ during the pandemic.
The Prince of Wales has expressed concern about the ‘variable uptake’ of the Covid-19 vaccine in some ethnic minority communities.
He described the 100,000 death toll in the UK, passed last month, as a ‘most sobering milestone’.