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Queen and Prince Philip 'wait in line' for weeks for coronavirus vaccine ahead of roll-out

The Queen will wait in line for the covid jab

The Queen will 'wait in line' for the covid jab (Image: EXPRESS)

Both the 94-year-old Monarch and Philip, 99, will not get preferential treatment, but will instead 'wait in line' during the first wave of injections reserved for the over-80s and care home residents according to senior sources speaking to the Daily Mail. After the UK’s drug regulation body approved the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine last week, the NHS has prepared to administer the first jabs to the care home population and carers first. 

Sources close to the monarch and Philip said the couple will wait for their coronavirus vaccines, which is expected to start being administered from next week. 

Both of the royals are likely to accept the inoculation on the advice of Palace doctors.

But the Queen and Philip are also tipped to lead the way for the UK’s vaccination drive, which public health experts believe would combat disinformation around the medicine.

Courtiers of the monarch are wary however that using the Royal Family in any vaccine campaign would be seen as “politicising” them.

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