Queen Elizabeth II is opening up about getting the coronavirus vaccine in a rare video call.
The 94-year-old monarch revealed that getting her first dose was relatively harmless, but important.
“Well, once you’ve had the vaccine you have a feeling of, you know, you’re protected, which is, I think, very important,” Her Majesty told officials in the video, via USA Today.
She added, “As far as I can make out it was quite harmless, very quick. And I’ve had lots of letters from people who’ve been very surprised by how easy it was to get the vaccine.”
Queen Elizabeth also emphasized the importance of getting the vaccine, as it rolls out in the United Kingdom, as it will help to protect everyone, not just the person who gets the shot.
“It is obviously difficult for people, if they’ve never had a vaccine, because they ought to think about other people rather than themselves,” she said.
The Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, received the vaccination last month, and their grandson, Prince William, was so proud of them for doing so.
Prince Charles, who is Elizabeth and Philip‘s eldest child, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have also received the vaccine.
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