Queen Elizabeth has been vaccinated: palace

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The announcement was made in a written statement on Saturday, (January 9) and a Reuters source says the vaccines were administered by a household doctor at her Windsor Castle residence.

The queen is 94 years old and her husband 99. The source says Queen Elizabeth made the information public to counter any speculation.

Earlier last year her son, Prince Charles, tested positive but had mild symptoms.

It wasn't immediately clear which vaccine the queen received.

The UK has approved the use of both the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as well as one made jointly by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, and has been rolling them out to the most at-risk elderly.

The UK was also the first Western country to start mass vaccinations, back in early December.