The Queen has opened up about her experience receiving the coronavirus vaccine in a bid to encourage her subjects to do the same and many think she's paid a sweet tribute to her husband, Prince Philip, in the process.
The monarch appeared via video link on Thursday in the UK for a conversation with the four health officials leading the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine, revealing her own experience with the vaccine as part of the discussion.
The Queen was sporting a very small but very touching tribute to her husband Prince Philip who remains in hospital in London, approximately a 41km journey from Windsor Castle where she is residing.
Only the keenest royal watcher would have noted the Queens show of solidarity – the Diamond Clematis brooch she wore on her coral ensemble.
The monarch wore the brooch on the day of her engagement to Philip in 1947.
The pair have been married for more than 70 years.
In the appearance, the Queen urged other Brits to sign up for the vaccine, asking them to think about other people rather than themselves'.
Of her experience, she said it was 'harmless' and painless.
"Well, as far as I can make out it was quite harmless,' she said with a laugh. "It was 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."
"And the jab was very… it didn't hurt at all."
The latest appearance comes after a royal source revealed she has been left 'distraught' over Philip's ill health and Harry and Meghan's permanent separation from royal life.
“It’s been a rough few weeks for the queen, that’s for sure,” the source told Us Weekly.
“The situation with Harry and Meghan has been challenging, and on top of that, she’s distraught over her beloved husband’s health setback.”
Another source also claimed there had been some "tearful moments".
"Emotions are definitely running high," they told the publication.
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