Royals Kate Middleton Receives First Dose of COVID Vaccine: 'I'm Hugely Grateful' The Duchess of Cambridge received her first shot on Friday, after returning home from Scotland By Maria Pasquini Maria Pasquini Associate Editor, Human Interest - PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 29, 2021 09:25 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Kate Middleton. Photo: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/Instagram Kate Middleton has gotten her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. On Saturday morning, Kate, 39, shared that she received her first dose of the vaccine on Friday, after returning home following her and Prince William's royal tour of Scotland. "Yesterday I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at London's Science Museum. I'm hugely grateful to everyone who is playing a part in the rollout - thank you for everything you are doing," she wrote on the official The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge social media accounts. Kate wore a casual top and a pair of jeans to receive the shot at the London Science Museum — which is a short drive from Kensington Palace, where she and her husband live with their three children. William, who contracted COVID-19 last year, also got his first dose of the vaccine there earlier this month. Why Kate Middleton's Tartan in Scotland Was More Than a Style Statement Last November, it was revealed that William contracted COVID-19 last spring. His father Prince Charles, 72, also contracted the virus. A source told The Sun newspaper at the time that William was hit "pretty hard by the virus." He quarantined at his country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk, along with his family, and was seen by royal doctors there. Unlike his father, who revealed he had contracted the virus last March, William didn't reveal his illness at the time as he didn't want to alarm the public that he had also fallen ill. Can't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage? Sign up for our free Royals newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have already had their COVID-19 vaccinations, as has Queen Elizabeth, who received her second one in March before her first public appearance of the year. Get the premiere issue of PEOPLE Royals for glamorous new photos and inside stories royals fans haven't seen or read elsewhere! Subscribe at peopleroyals.com/launch Kate Middleton and Prince William at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Chris Jackson/Getty Kate and William recently returned home following their trip to Scotland. In order to show her appreciation to all the people that the couple met, the royal mom — who has a degree in art history from the University of St. Andrews — shared an impressive sketch of the couple's college town where they met and fell in love on a thank you note. "To the people, communities and organisations we visited and heard from; and those who stopped to wave and make our return to Scotland so special — thank you!" read the message on the card.