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Kate Middleton Gets First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

May. 30 2021, Published 8:01 a.m. ET

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The Duchess of Cambridge has received her first COVID-19 jab, following a royal trip to Scotland.

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Kate Middleton took to Instagram to share the news.

"Yesterday I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at London’s Science Museum. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who is playing a part in the rollout — thank you for everything you are doing," Middleton shared.

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The Duchess donned a short-sleeved white t-shirt and denim jeans with a facemask in the picture as she got her shot.

Royals followers took to the comments to commend Middleton.

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"Wonderful example👏🏻 The Duchess looks beautiful as usual😍," one user gushed.

"Jab well done, Your Royal Highness! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤍🤍🤍," another said.

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"Amazing news!!! So glad to hear about this 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 thank you for sharing a picture of this great moment with us ❤️❤️❤️❤️," a third fan wrote.

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Prince William reportedly received his dose of the vaccine one week earlier.

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This comes after an insider told OK! in December that the Cambridges would not skip the vaccine queue because of their royal status. "You could easily make the case that the future King and Queen are both essential workers, however, they are not going to jump ahead of everyone else in their age group," the insider noted.

"William is transitioning into his future role as King. After Harry left the family both William and Kate have stepped up. They both have very strong opinions about the future of the monarchy and want to make sure public know they are all in this together," the insider added. 

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The source coninuted, "The secrecy around William getting coronavirus a few months ago was a big mistake. Moving forward, William is insisting on everything being transparent. When he and Kate get the vaccine the public will be informed."

It emerged in November that William had contracted COVID-19 sometime in the spring. William was "hit pretty hard by the virus" a source told The Sun and quarantined in Anmer Hall in Norfolk with his family where he was visited by royal doctors.

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"William insisted on keeping this low-key," a source revealed to Us Weekly at the time. "Only a handful of family members, senior royal staff and close friends knew about it at the time."

"He followed all the necessary self-isolation regulations, refused to let it get him down and even managed to work whilst recovering at home in a sectioned-off area," the insider added.

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William did not announce that he had got the virus at the time because he did not want to alarm the public.

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His father, Prince Charles, also caught COVID-19. Once recovered, Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles visited Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where a healthcare assistant Jeff Mills from Cheltenham General Hospital, said that Charles discussed his experience with the virus and "spoke about his loss of smell and taste and, sort of, still felt he's still got it now," BBC reported.

Charles, Camilla and Queen Elizabeth II have all been vaccinated.

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