Camilla helps mix covid vaccines at Tottenham care centre
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Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited the Tottenham Vaccine Centre to meet with staff and to help prepare doses for visitors. Camilla was heard exclaiming she could not believe a small bottle provided six doses and was told only one bottle out of 50,000 had ever been dropped at the centre. But the royal was seen slightly distressed when staff members brought out injections as she previously revealed she had a fear of needles – but has received the AstraZeneca jab.
Dr Russell Hearn who leads the team at the centre invited Camilla to take part in preparing vaccines which would be used on visitors.
But a video shot at the centre showed Camilla taking a step back when an injection was brought out with Dr Hearn being heard in the background saying “Don’t worry it won’t go anywhere near you.”
The royal was handed a bottle with the vaccine and saline solution in it and was told to shake it several times.
Dr Hearn told Camilla that the centre in North London was expecting to deliver its 50,000th injection this week.
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The Mayor of Haringey, Adam Jogee, extended an invitation for Camilla to visit the centre as he urges more people to come forward for their vaccine.
He told her: “It’s been amazing to see the hard work, the tenacity, the tears, the sweat that is going in to get everyone vaccinated.
“It’s a real pleasure that you are here to find out more about how we are getting our people safe.”
Camilla also visited Wightman Road Mosque in North London to see how the community was helping others during the pandemic.
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Bibi Khan, who is the centre’s president, gave Camilla a Koran inscribed to the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince of Wales.
The royal was then told the book was printed in English to which she replied: “Oh good”.
She then added: “I am deeply, deeply touched by this as I am sure my husband will be too. I would very much like to bring him here in the not-too-distant future.
“You are a shining example and I wish there were more places like this in the country bringing the community and all faiths together.
“I hope I shall be back again.”
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The Duchess of Cornwall revealed that despite her fear of needles she still went to receive her AstraZeneca vaccine in mid-March.
She told volunteers at another centre that she “shut her eyes” and said she “hates injections”.
Her husband Prince Charles was also seen at a vaccination clinic shortly after the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey.
However, the Duchess was not asked her thoughts on the interview, unlike Prince Charles who was quickly ushered away when a reporter posed the question to him.
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