HER royal high-vis, the Duchess of Cornwall, gave our Jabs Army volunteers the royal seal of approval yesterday.
Camilla, wearing a high-visibility vest on a visit to a vaccination centre, told those helping out: “Thank goodness for volunteers.”
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The Duchess is president of the Royal Voluntary Service charity, with which The Sun teamed up to provide 50,000 stewards to help Britain’s amazing vaccine roll-out.
She watched the Jabs Army in action at Wembley vaccine centre, North West London, where 800 people a day get jabs and our volunteers have already completed hundreds of shifts.
Camilla, 73, told NHS staff and volunteers helping with the rollout, through which 18million Britons have had their first jabs: “No country does it better.”
The Duchess told furloughed sales worker Curtis Coleman she “is thankful so many volunteers had decided to help in a time of need”.
Curtis, 25, from Hounslow, West London, was on his fifth Jabs Army shift at Wembley.
He said: “It’s nice to help out and to be recognised for doing it.”
“The Duchess had one of the Royal Voluntary Service high-vis jackets on, so it looked like she was taking part with us.”
Medical student Liyann Ooi, 27, was doing her second stint.
She said: “It was exciting to turn up and meet royalty.
“It’s really fulfilling to be part of the vaccination programme.”
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Part-time dental receptionist Louise Jacobs, 63, also met the Duchess.
She said: “I have now done five shifts at Wembley and it is great to feel I’m doing my bit.”
Sam Ward, deputy chief executive of the Royal Voluntary Service, told The Sun: “Each and every volunteer who stepped forward to support the NHS and their community is a real hero in my eyes.”
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