Welcome to the gun show! Royal fans swoon over ‘fit hottie’ Prince William’s biceps in snap of him getting his first Covid vaccine – as a personal trainer reveals how YOU can achieve his ‘injection flex’
- Duke of Cambridge shared photo of him receiving first Covid jab this week
- Many fans took to social media to praise the prince for setting a good example
- Several couldn’t resist admiring his bulging biceps as he rolled up his sleeves
Royal fans were left swooning over Prince William‘s ‘guns’ this morning as he shared a photo of himself receiving his first Covid-19 vaccination.
The Duke of Cambridge, 38, has been waiting his turn to get the jab, though it’s unknown whether he was administered a dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca.
He was photographed being injected by NHS staff at London’s Science Museum, where Health Secretary Matt Hancock was also inoculated.
The image, showing a masked William and two healthcare workers, was shared to the @KensingtonRoyal Twitter and Instagram accounts this morning.
Royal fans were left swooning over Prince William’s ‘guns’ this morning as he shared a photo of himself receiving his first Covid-19 vaccination
It was captioned: ‘On Tuesday I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. To all those working on the vaccine rollout – thank you for everything you’ve done and continue to do.’
As William rolled up his sleeves to have the jab, many people took to social media to praise the father-of-three for setting a good example.
But several couldn’t resist admiring his bulging biceps, with one tweeting: ‘Check out those guns!’
Another remarked: ‘Duke working out! Nice!’ while one commented: ‘Ha ha, I was just thinking he’s looking pretty fit.’
As William rolled up his sleeves to have the jab, many people took to social media to praise the father-of-three for setting a good example – and swooned over his biceps
And one tweeted: ‘Gosh his gorgeous… so glad he found a beautiful, caring wife and has a gorgeous family [sic].’
Another branded Wills ‘Prince Hottie’ while one admitted: ‘Sorry but NICE GUNS is all I see here,’ followed by a kissing emoji.
HOW TO GET BICEPS LIKE PRINCE WILLIAM
- Underhand cable pull downs – targets the rear delts (posterior deltoids). If you don’t have equipment, do some underhand pull ups on a door frame
- Isolated bicep curls – using a dumbbell or E-Z bar. Use a wall behind to minimise arm swing and focus on pure elbow flexion
Duncan Leighton, Head Trainer at Apex Ride (www.apexrides.com) told FEMAIL there are a few routes the prince could have taken to achieve his ‘injection flex’.
‘I’d imagine the Palace gym is pretty well stocked with equipment so he can target his rear delts [the muscles on the near side of your shoulders] and biceps with some underhand cable pull-downs,’ he said.
‘If you’re not blessed with machinery at home, the same effect can be achieved with underhand pull-ups on a doorframe, starting with just three or four.
‘The bicep peak will have been helped with some isolated bicep curls with a dumbbell or E-Z bar, using a wall behind to minimise any arm swing and focusing on pure elbow flexion.
‘Realistically, with three young children of ever-increasing size, Prince William is going to be whacking out bicep curls every time he lifts Prince Louis, and he’ll be getting some good heavy strength reps in with Prince George and Princess Charlotte too!
‘Anyone who has manoeuvred a pram up a set of steps will attest to the absolute shoulder work out it provides – I’m sure Kate would agree. As a key supporter of mental health wellbeing, the royals are clearly taking time out to enjoy exercise and the benefits it provides, and long may it continue!’
The prince shared the news of his vaccine as it was revealed people aged 34 and over will be invited to book their Covid-19 jab from this morning.
More than one million people aged 34 and 35 will get a text message on Thursday or Friday asking them to come forward, NHS England said.
It added that the vaccination programme is expected to extend to people in their early thirties ‘over the next few days and weeks’.
One fan today branded keen sportsman William ‘Prince Hottie’ (pictured in Wolverhampton last week)
The duke is the latest member of the royal family to make public their decision to have the vaccine and he follows in the footsteps of the Queen and Prince of Wales.
The prince is left-handed and was photographed receiving his vaccine in his right arm.
In the past he has spoken out in favour of the vaccine, hailing the ‘monumental’ success of the major jab programme and expressing his desire to have his first dose.
It’s not known whether the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, has received her vaccination yet.