The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have received coronavirus vaccinations, Buckingham Palace has said.

The couple got the first doses of their Covid-19 jabs today, according to a spokesperson, in a rare announcement commenting on the royals’ private health matters.

It is understood the Queen decided the information should be made public to prevent inaccuracies and further speculation.

They join more than a million people who have received the jab so far.

A royal source confirmed the injections were administered by a royal household doctor at Windsor Castle.

The Queen and Philip have been spending the lockdown in England sheltering thereafter deciding to have a quiet Christmas at their Berkshire residence, forgoing the traditional royal family gathering at Sandringham.