Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall faced her fear of needles when she visited the Tottenham Vaccine Centre on Tuesday, April 7.
"The Duchess of Cornwall managed to overcome her phobia of needles today to help mix a Covid vaccine ready for administration. Camilla was visiting the Tottenham Vaccine Centre at Lordship Lane Primary Care Centre in north west London when she was asked to lend a hand," royal editor Rebecca English captioned a video of the royal being put to work.
During the presentation, staff explained how the vaccine is made with RNA, and Camilla was even able to look at the vial.
"When she spied a staff member standing next to her with a needle she visibly jumped, but was reassured it wasn’t going anywhere near her today!" English shared another clip of the royal.
Dr. Russell Hearn, who invited Camilla to the facility, reassured her, saying: "Don't worry, it won't go anywhere near you."
"The Duchess was invited by the vaccine centre’s clinical lead, Dr. Russell Hearn, to get involved. He is in charge of a team of practitioners and volunteers vaccinating around 500-600 people a day, moving up to 1,200 people a day at weekends. Camilla praised them as 'stars,'" English added.
The Mayor of Haringey, Adam Jogee, told Camilla: “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, where Bibi Khan, who is the centre's president, gave her a Koran inscribed to the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince of Wales.
"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," she gushed over the gesture. "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."