Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Latest news on Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen's husband, after he stepped down from public duties in the British royal family in 2017.
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Prince William says he's 'very proud' of the Queen and Prince Philip for getting the COVID-19 vaccine
Buckingham Palace previously confirmed that the Queen and Prince Philip received their vaccinations on January 9.
The Duke of Cambridge has revealed his pride at the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh receiving their COVID-19 vaccines, as he paid tribute to frontline workers administering the injections across the UK. Prince William's comments about his grandparents came after he was told some medics have witnessed "vaccine hesitancy" among some communities during the roll-out. William hailed the NHS on a video call with frontline workers on Thursday, revealing the efforts achieved to give millions across Britain the lifesaving injection. READ: 10 of the Queen's most trailblazing moments in her reign WATCH: The sweet way Prince William says 'goodbye' to the Queen revealed The Duke said: "I want to say a huge congratulations to everyone involved in the vaccination programme because it looks tremendous, it really does. "I know what a massive difference it is going to make to everyone. It is also worth pointing out I think that this isn't something that happens really easily and that everyone has access to around the world. "This is because we have a world-leading NHS and we have the right people, research and development here." MORE: Kate Middleton embracing life in lockdown with George, Charlotte and Louis Prince William revealed he is 'proud' of his grandparents for getting vaccinated Dr Nikki Kanani, Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement and a GP in south-east London, described how important it is for patients to take up their appointments. She said: "Everyone on the frontline, volunteers and NHS staff have all pulled together and worked so tremendously hard to ensure the vaccine rollout is a success, and it is fantastic that the Duke of Cambridge has taken the time to boost morale for all those across the UK who are so integral to this effort. "We need to continue to be vigilant and ask that everybody abides by the restrictions in the coming weeks, and whether you have had a vaccine or not, please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – that means staying at home as much as you can, and following the 'hands, face, space' guidance when you can't." William spoke with frontline workers administering the vaccines William said: "My grandparents have had the vaccine and I am very proud of them for doing that. It is really important that everyone gets the vaccine when they are told to." The Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, received their COVID-19 vaccinations at Windsor Castle last Saturday, as confirmed by Buckingham Palace in a rare health update about the monarch. The roll-out, which is the largest vaccination programme in British history, has so far administered over 3 million vaccine doses across the UK to the most vulnerable and those who care for them. MORE: How Prince William and Kate Middleton are homeschooling Prince George and Princess Charlotte during lockdown The Queen and Prince Philip received their vaccines at Windsor Castle This week, NHS England opened the first seven large Vaccination Centres helping those who are most at risk from COVID-19 to access vaccines for free, regardless of where they live. William's call comes after he and wife Kate spoke with emergency responders and counsellors on Wednesday, in which they urged frontline workers to reach out for help with their mental health. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination. Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
The Queen is set to make a long-awaited return to her home in London, Buckingham Palace, this year after she has been staying at Windsor Castle since the coronavirus pandemic began (excepting short visits to Balmoral Castle and Sandringham House). According to The Sunday Times, the monarch and her husband Prince Philip plan to move back to Buckingham Palace ahead of Trooping the Colour on 12 June in honour of the Queen's 95th birthday. SEE: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit UK home for first time for Trooping the Colour WATCH: The Queen shares video tour of gardens at Windsor Castle Last year, a scaled-down version of the annual parade took place at Windsor Castle, with Her Majesty being the only royal in attendance, so it makes sense that she and the Duke of Edinburgh hope for usual practice to resume with the event taking place at its typical spot this year. MORE: Inside the Queen's stunning second home, Windsor Castle RELATED: The Queen's London home is 15x bigger than The White House - see inside The Queen's home, Buckingham Palace A senior royal aide told The Sunday Times: "The current plan is for the Queen's birthday parade to go ahead in London as normal, with the acceptance that it may need to be adapted or scaled back depending on what guidelines are in force at the time. But the aspiration and the ultimate desire is to make it happen." The Queen's second home, Windsor Castle Besides Trooping the Colour, the couple are undoubtedly looking forward to spending time at Buckingham Palace on a day-to-day basis. It is entirely out of the ordinary for them to have stayed at Windsor Castle for as long as they did in 2020 – they tend to take up official residence there for just one month over Easter and a week during June – and Buckingham Palace is, of course, their main base. In fact, it is believed to be her longest absence from the property since she began her 68-year reign. The property spans a mammoth 829,000 square feet with a total of 775 rooms inside, including 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms and 188 bedrooms for the household staff. Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh marked their 73rd wedding anniversary back in November, with Buckingham Palace sharing a new photo of the couple at Windsor Castle to mark the occasion.While the royals rarely indulge in public displays of affection, Prince Philip once made the Queen blush with one of his compliments!Royal author Ingrid Seward recalled an anecdote about the monarch during a dress fitting with couturier Ian Thomas.READ: Zara Tindall's royal baby might mark a new milestone for Princess Anne WATCH: The Queen 'flushed scarlet' after compliment from Prince PhilipMs Seward told Channel 5's documentary Secrets of Royal Dressmakers: "When [Ian Thomas] was doing the hem, Prince Philip walked through the Queen's dressing room and said, 'hmm, nice dress'."And the Queen flushed scarlet and I always remember him telling me that story."She was just so thrilled to get a compliment from her husband, who's normally so brusque and offhand."MORE: Royal reveals rare glimpse inside Kensington Palace – and there's a fancy bookcaseMORE: The Queen won't be able to follow this tradition when Princess Eugenie's baby is bornPrincess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their wedding day in 1947During a speech to mark the couple's 50th wedding anniversary in 1997, the Queen said of her husband: "He is someone who doesn't take easily to compliments but he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know."Twenty years later, Buckingham Palace also released a series of official portraits to mark Her Majesty and the Duke's platinum anniversary to mark 70 years of marriage.The Queen and Prince Philip on their 60th wedding anniversary in 2007It's set to be another milestone year for the pair as the Queen prepares to celebrate her 95th birthday in April.The monarch's birthday parade – Trooping the Colour – is due to go ahead in June as planned, with a senior aide telling The Sunday Times: "The current plan is for the Queen's birthday parade to go ahead in London as normal, with the acceptance that it may need to be adapted or scaled back depending on what guidelines are in force at the time. But the aspiration and the ultimate desire is to make it happen."Meanwhile, Prince Philip will mark his 100th birthday on 10 June.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
- The Independent
Both HRH and Prince Philip have been vaccinated at Windsor Castle
In the UK, it was God save the Queen – and the Duke of Edinburgh. Both have been given the Covid-19 vaccination, according to Buckingham Palace. The innoculations were given to the 94-year-old Queen and 99-year-old Prince Philip at Windsor Castle. They reportedly received the Pfizer/BioNTech version of the vaccine. The report of the vaccinations came […]
- The Guardian
The Queen and Prince Philip receive first dose of Covid vaccine. Injections given by royal household doctor at Windsor Castle, where the couple are spending lockdown
- Evening Standard
The Queen and Prince Philip have both received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccinations, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. The royal couple were given the jab by a doctor from the Royal Household at Windsor Castle, where they are both isolating. The Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, both meet the Government age guidelines for those who should be given the vaccine.
The Queen and Prince Philip got married in 1947 and they have since made history for having the longest marriage of any British sovereign. They said their special vows at Westminster Abbey, which is also where The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said "I do". As she walked down the aisle on 20 November, Princess Elizabeth, who was the tenth member of the royal family to marry at the Abbey, was just 21 years old. Her handsome groom was 26. You may have seen the iconic pictures and know the romantic tale, but here are 11 things you may not have known about their magical royal wedding day.REVEALED: 9 fascinating rules royal brides must followWATCH: The most romantic royal weddings revealed 1\. Their royal wedding cake was 3ft taller than Prince Philip himselfAs wedding cakes go, theirs was a rather impressive creation and it stood at a whopping height of 9 ft tall! 2\. The royal wedding cake was cut with a special swordThe huge cake was cut using the Duke's Mountbatten sword, which was also a wedding present from The King.The royal wedding cake was 9ft tall! 3\. The Queen's royal wedding dress was made swiftlyPrincess Elizabeth's wedding dress was designed by Sir Norman Hartnell. The winning design was approved mid-August, which was less than three months before the wedding. This is quite unusual when it comes to bridalwear, as the bride tends to select their dress at least six months in advance. 4\. The Queen didn’t use money to pay for her royal wedding dressDue to the strict rationing measures in place following World War II, then-Princess Elizabeth had to use clothing ration coupons to pay for her beloved dress.The Queen used post rationing coupons to buy her wedding dress 5\. The public wanted to help the Queen buy her royal wedding dressCoupons were sent in from people across the country wanting to help the then Princess with getting her dress. However, every single one had to be returned as it would have been illegal to use them.LOOK: The most-watched royal wedding has changed - who takes top spot?SEE: 7 most expensive royal wedding dresses in order of price 6\. The Queen's royal wedding dress had an American touchHer Majesty's gorgeous dress was decorated with crystals and 10,000 seed pearls, all imported from the United States of America. 7\. The Queen wore two wedding necklacesThe queen's double-strand pearl necklace was in fact made from two different necklaces. The shorter one is the 'Queen Anne' and the other the 'Queen Caroline', and both were left to the Crown by Queen Victoria and were given to Elizabeth as a wedding present by her father, King George VI.The royal couple married in 1947 8\. The Queen's tiara broke on her wedding dayThe Queen's diamond fringe tiara may look picture-perfect in the wedding photographs but on the morning of the royal wedding, the frame of the gem broke, and it had to be quickly repaired. 9\. The Queen's wedding ring has a secret messageIn the book Prince Philip Revealed, author Ingrid Seward divulges the little-known fact that Prince Philip had a secret message inscribed inside the Queen's wedding band, a message that only three people have ever seen.REVEALED: The most beautiful royal wedding colour schemesMORE: 12 hilarious royal wedding moments caught on cameraThe royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey 10\. The royal wedding favours were flowersWedding favours may have gained in popularity over the years, but even in the 1940s, the Queen was keen to give everyone a small token. The wedding favours were individual posies of myrtle and white Balmoral heather. 11\. The royal couple received a bookcase as a wedding giftAs one can imagine, the royal couple received a whole load of wedding presents but one interesting one was a bookcase, gifted by Queen Mary.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
The Queen made a romantic gesture to her husband Prince Philip during her Christmas Day speech, with a photo of the Duke of Edinburgh taking pride of place next to the monarch during her address to the nation.MORE: How will the royal family celebrate Christmas this year?Taken from her private collection, the portrait of Philip showed him wearing a light blue collared jacket as he looked at something in the distance. WATCH: The Queen's Christmas Day speech 2020It's been a very unusual Christmas for the Queen and her husband, who have spent the day at Windsor Castle for the first time in more than 30 years.MORE: The Queen's glamorous Christmas cocktail revealedA framed photo of the Duke of Edinburgh could be seen next to the monarch MORE: 19 amazing photos of the royals looking festive including the Queen, Meghan Markle and Prince HarryThe monarch's speech was pre-recorded in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle and was televised as usual at 3pm on Christmas Day.In her speech, which was highly anticipated following a year overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic, the 94-year-old monarch reflected on the past year and spoke of her pride in the nation, saying: "In the United Kingdom and around the world, people have risen magnificently to the challenges of the year, and I am so proud and moved by this quiet, indomitable spirit. To our young people in particular I say thank you for the part you have played."The Queen wore a beautiful rich purple Angela Kelly dress and a Queen Mother diamond and mother of pearl shell brooch, which was designed by Lord Courtauld-Thomson and made in 1919. The brooch was left to The Queen Mother in 1944 by his sister, Winifred Hope Thomson.The Queen Mother wore the stunning brooch throughout her life, including on her 100th birthday on 4th August 2000. As for Her Majesty The Queen, she has worn the brooch several times, including on Remembrance Sunday in 2018, the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne and her father King George VI’s death in 2012, the wedding of her eldest granddaughter Zara Tindall in 2011, and the unveiling of a statue of the Queen Mother on the Mall in February 2009.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.