In what is their first in-person visit of 2021, Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall, and Duchess Of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles were out and about on Thursday in Birmingham, at the city’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, to issue gratitude to COVID-19 health workers.
The Duke, 72, and Duchess, 73, have reportedly already received their first coronavirus vaccine jabs. Talking to patients at the hospital, Camilla opened up on her own experience of getting the vaccine. She said she “leapt for joy” when she first got it, reassuring patients that “it doesn’t hurt.”
“I didn’t feel anything. I’m eternally grateful for everything… It’s very good when it’s over as you feel more secure. Panic over,” she added.
Duke, Duchess Of Cornwall Camilla & Charles Out In Birmingham
The royal couple was shown around Queen Elizabeth hospital by Indian-origin Chief Pharmacist Inderjit Singh. They further met COVID-19 volunteers and frontline workers.
Hailing the National Health Service for its response to the pandemic, Charles was quoted saying there, “The NHS is such an enormous team and there are masses of people who are unsung and unseen heroes and heroines.”
Duchess of Cornwall Camilla, who is his second wife, is known for assisting him on state visits and other office duties. Their trip comes following the admission of Prince Philip, Charles’ father and husband of Queen Elizabeth, to hospital on Tuesday after he felt “unwell.”
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