Margrethe of Denmark is first royal to receive Covid-19 vaccine

The 80-year-old Queen of Denmark underwent the Pfeizer BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 1.

The Danish royal house announced this, specifying that within three weeks the sovereign will receive the booster to the vaccine.

She couldn't have started 2021 any better, Margrethe of Denmark, is the first royal to undergo the Covid-19 vaccine.  The queen received it on 1 January, as announced by the Danish royal house in an official statement.

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For the moment we only know that the sovereign will receive the booster, essential for immunization, within about three weeks.  And do not assume it is due to privilege: Queen Margrethe, 80 years old last April 16, is part of the at risk, or weak, group that has priority in this first phase of the vaccination campaign.

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The Danish royal family, as well as many others, has been closely acquainted with the Coronavirus, which has affected the heir to the throne Christian, son of the eldest son of the sovereign, Frederick, and his wife Mary, although without significant consequences.

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The recent holidays, however, have been full of precautions, even considering the fact that indoor gatherings with more than ten people are not allowed in Denmark. 

So Queen Margrethe spent the vacation with her second son Joachim and his four children, renouncing the tradition of meeting at Aarhus castle.  The prince, after all, is still convalescent after a delicate brain operation (he was operated following a hemorrhage, while on vacation in France, last summer) and in certain cases it is better to be prudent.  The queen also chose Prudence, who by being vaccinating has won the record of being the first monarch to receive it.


No news, however, on when it will be the turn of Elizabeth II, someone who knows a thing or two about records.  Interviewed by the Daily Mail, Buckingham Palace refused to give any information about it, as far as we know the queen and Prince Philip, one hundred years next June, may have already received it, but until there are confirmations, these are just rumors.  No doubt, instead, about some heads of state. American President-elect Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis have already been vaccinated.

ph: KN /

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