Prince Charles and Camilla visit Vaccination Centre in Gloucestershire

Safety first! Prince Charles and Camilla don face masks and goggles as they meet front line health workers administering and receiving the Covid-19 vaccine at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

  • Prince Charles, 71, and Camilla, 73, visited Gloucestershire Royal Hospital today 
  • Royals met with care workers administering and receiving the Covid-19 vaccine
  •  Last visited hospital in June, marking first engagement outside of a Royal residence by any Member of the Royal Family following first national lockdown

Prince Charles and Camilla put safety first as they donned face masks and goggles as they visited the Vaccination Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital today.

The Duchess of Cornwall, 73, put on a stylish display in a blue and red tartan coat featuring a faux fur collar, and completed her outfit with knee high black boots and a pair of leather gloves. 

Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales, 71, who could be seen using his signature socially-distant greeting, wrapped up warm in a camel coloured coat.

During the visit, the couple met with front line health and care workers administering and receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Prince Charles, 71, and Camilla, 73, donned face masks as they visited the Vaccination Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital today

The Prince of Wales, who could be seen using his signature socially-distant greeting (pictured), wrapped up warm in a camel coloured coat

Later, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall unveiled a plaque to commemorate their visit to Gloucestershire Vaccination Centre. 

Elsewhere, the Duchess of Cornwall was seen donning a protective mask as she spoke with Director of Quality and Chief Nurse, Professor Steve Hams.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest non-specialist Trust’s in England.

The Trust is the designated Management and Coordination Centre for the roll out of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for Gloucestershire.   

The Prince of Wales met with front line health and care workers administering and receiving the Covid-19 vaccine

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest non-specialist Trust’s in England. Pictured, Camilla speaking with front line health and care workers administering and receiving the Covid-19 vaccine

The Prince of Wales donned a smart grey suit as he met with front line health and care workers administering and receiving the Covid-19 vaccine (pictured)

The Duchess of Cornwall donned a blue and red tartan coat featuring a faux fur collar. Pictured, meeting front line health and care workers

The Duchess of Cornwall completed her outfit with knee high black boots and a pair of leather gloves. Pictured, meeting with front line health and care workers today

The Duchess of Cornwall met with front line health and care workers administering and receiving the Covid-19 vaccine

Their Royal Highnesses previously visited Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in June of this year, marking the first engagement outside of a Royal residence by any Member of the Royal Family following the first national lockdown.

During a conversation with one healthcare worker, Charles revealed he lost his sense of taste and smell while suffering from coronavirus in March and said it hadn’t yet fully returned.    

The Covid-19 vaccine is the biggest breakthrough since the pandemic began, potentially saving tens of thousands of lives.

The country-wide vaccination programme is the largest in NHS history and is already in its second week. Just like other routine vaccines, this works by teaching the immune system how to defend itself against attack.

The Prince of Wales adhered to government guidelines and spoke with frontline health workers at a distance

The Duchess of Cornwall also engaged in a socially distant conversation with staff members at the hospital

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall unveiled a plaque to commemorate their visit to Gloucestershire Vaccination Centre (pictured)

Their Royal Highnesses first visited Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in June of this year. Pictured, unveiling a plaque today

The Duchess of Cornwall was seen donning a protective mask as she walked with Director of Quality and Chief Nurse, Professor Steve Hams during a visit to a vaccination centre

The vaccine is given as an injection into the upper arm and is given as 2 doses, at least 21 days apart.

An effective vaccine will be the best way to protect the most vulnerable from COVID-19 and the UK’s roll out only began when the Pfizer vaccine, which has been trialled on around 45,000 people, was confirmed to have met the strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which enabled it to be given to the public.

The UK’s vaccination programme will build up steadily in the weeks and months ahead and will gradually be extended to more and more people in order of age and risk.

To help, people must wait to be contacted – the NHS will let people know when it’s their turn to have the vaccine.

The Trust is the designated Management and Coordination Centre for the roll out of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for Gloucestershire. Pictured, Prince Charles speaking with staff

Camilla donned a blue floral patterned face mask and goggles as she visited the vaccination centre today

The Duchess of Cornwall put on a stylish display in a blue and red tartan coat featuring a faux fur collar, and completed her outfit with knee high black boots and a pair of leather gloves

The Duchess of Cornwall added a pair of pearl earrings to complete her ensemble, along with a patterned scarf (pictured)

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