Prince William has taken the first step toward being fully covered against COVID-19.
William, 38, who contracted the virus last year, received his first dose of the vaccine earlier this week, he revealed early on Thursday.
“On Tuesday I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. To all those working on the vaccine rollout – thank you for everything you’ve done and continue to do,” he wrote on the official The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge social media accounts.
William rolled up his sleeve (and revealed a well-toned upper arm!) to receive the shot at a public health facility run by the National Health Service at London’s Science Museum. The museum is a short drive from Kensington Palace, where he and Kate Middleton live with their three children.
Last November, it was revealed that William suffered from the virus last spring. His father Prince Charles, 72, also contracted the virus. A source told The Sun newspaper at the time that William was hit “pretty hard by the virus … it really knocked him for six.” He quarantined at his country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk, along with his family, and was seen by royal doctors there.
Unlike his father, who revealed he had contracted the virus last March, William didn’t reveal his illness at the time because he didn’t want to alarm the public that he had also fallen ill.
Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have had their COVID-19 vaccinations, as has Queen Elizabeth, who had her second one in March, before her first public appearance of the year.