received her first COVID-19 vaccine
dose on Friday and expressed her "huge gratitude" to everyone involved in making it possible.
The Duchess of Cambridge
, 39, received the injection
Museum after returning from a tour of Scotland
with Prince William
. Kate, who was dressed in blue jeans and a short-sleeved white top, posted a photo of herself sitting on a chair with the needle in her arm.
“Yesterday I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at London’s Science Museum,” she wrote on Instagram
, “and I’m enormously grateful to everyone involved in the rollout — thank you for everything you do.”
This post was shared by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@dukeandduchessofcambridge) on Instagram.
William, 38, received his first dose on May 18 at the Science Museum, also from National Health
Some followers commented on Kate's Instagram post, saying they would have expected the royal to be vaccinated already. "Only now the first dose? Goodness!" one follower exclaimed.
William contracted COVID-19 more than a year ago but kept it a secret at the time because he didn't want to "worry" anyone; the disease reportedly hit him "pretty hard" and he became ill at his country home in Norfolk.
Last year, around the same time, Prince Charles
didn't say which vaccine they got.
for Charles, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Queen Elizabeth
have all been completed.