For his first in-person engagement of the year, Prince William made a visit to the vaccination center at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange in Norfolk. There the Prince paid tribute to the staff for their great effort and sacrifice they have given as the rollout for the vaccine has started. During the engagement royal photographer, Arthur Edwards asked the Duke about his 99-year-old grandfather, Prince Philip, with Prince William replying with a wink: “Yes, he’s ok, they’re keeping an eye on him.”
This morning The Duke visited a vaccination centre at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, as the largest vaccination programme in British history continues. pic.twitter.com/8LZ3bKcWJF— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) February 22, 2021
This question comes after Prince Philip spent a sixth night at King Edward VII’s hospital in London after being admitted last Tuesday as a “precautionary measure” after feeling unwell. According to reports the Duke walked in there unaided and there is no reason for concern about the situation.
Prince Charles, his eldest son, made a 200-mile round-trip from his home Highgrove, Gloucestershire to see his father on Saturday afternoon.
The Duke of Cambridge also got to speak with NHS staff and volunteers during his visit, as well as meeting with a number of people who were receiving the vaccine that day.
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS trust is responsible for delivering vaccines to four large-scale vaccination centers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk and Waveney, alongside a number of GP and pharmacy-led sites. The vaccination center at the Corn Exchange King’s Lynn was opened on February 1st and since then have delivered thousands of vaccines.
The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are among the first royals who have received the vaccinations themselves.
At the moment, Prince William and his family are still staying at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, and it seems that the family-of-five will stay there until the end of the UK’s third lockdown.