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Prince William has received his Covid vaccine

PRINCE William has received his Covid vaccine after catching the bug last year.

The Duke of Cambridge, 38, shared a picture to Twitter today of himself receiving the jab as the vaccine rollout is extended to over-34s today.

He wrote: “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.”

Kensington Palace said Prince William had the vaccine at Science Museum, which is close to where he lives. It was administered by NHS staff.

William and Kate have said they 'wholeheartedly support having vaccinations'

It is not clear which vaccine William received, but as he is younger than 40 he will have been entitled to the Pfizer jab as well as the AstraZeneca.

William “struggled to breathe” after being struck down by Covid in April.

The duke kept his diagnosis a secret because he didn’t want to alarm the nation.

The heir to the throne caught the virus in April days after dad, Prince Charles, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson were struck down.

William told one observer at an engagement: “There were important things going on and I didn’t want to worry anyone.”

He was treated by palace doctors, and followed government guidelines by isolating at the family home Anmer Hall, in Norfolk.

Remarkably, he carried out 14 telephone and video call engagements during April.

A source said: “William was hit pretty hard by the virus – it really knocked him for six.

“At one stage he was struggling to breathe, so obviously everyone around him was pretty panicked.

“After seeing medics and testing positive – which was obviously quite a shock given how fit and healthy he is – William was determined it should be business as usual though.

William and Kate had warned about misinformation surrounding vaccines

“He was determined to fulfil his engagements.”

Earlier this year, William warned of rumours and misinformation about Covid-19 vaccinations on social media.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke on a video call to clinically vulnerable women who are shielding.

He said: “Catherine and I are not medical experts by any means but we can wholeheartedly support having vaccinations.

“We’ve spoken to a lot of people about it and the uptake has been amazing so far.

“We’ve got to keep it going so the younger generations also feel that it’s really important for them to have it.”

He added: “Social media is awash with misinformation so we have to be a bit careful who we believe.”

In January, William hailed the “monumental” effort made by NHS vaccine heroes — and said he was “proud” of the Queen for getting her jabs.

William praised the army of people “moving mountains” in the inoculation drive.

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