Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has opened up about receiving her COVID-19 vaccine. Last week the 73-year-old and her husband, Prince Charles, were given their first round of vaccinations and on Wednesday they shared their experiences with healthcare staff who were receiving their shots as well as volunteers undergoing clinical trials for the vaccine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
"Don't worry, it doesn't take too long," Charles told 50-year-old Nicki Cadwallader, who was receiving a jab as part of a trial for cancer patients, according to Daily Mail.
"It's a good thing. It doesn't hurt," added Camilla. "I was waiting for it to be done and they said, 'It has been done.' It was painless. It was brilliant. It's very good when it's over as you feel more secure. Panic over."
Speaking with vaccination trial staff, the duchess later said that she "leapt for joy" after receiving the vaccination.
"I didn't feel anything. I'm eternally grateful for everything," she said.
Charles also thanked all the "unsung and unseen heroes" on the frontlines amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"We owe them all such an enormous debt of gratitude," he said. "We are very lucky indeed to have you."
The Prince of Wales tested positive for COVID-19 in March. Two months later, Charles revealed that he had not fully regained his sense of taste and smell, BBC reported.
Usually the royal family resist giving out details of such health issues, saying they are a private matter but have decided to make public their vaccinations to avoid any speculation.
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