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King Charles waves to well-wishers in first public outing since cancer diagnosis

The King was seen smiling and waving as he made his first public outing since his cancer diagnosis on Sunday as Prince Harry is set to return to the UK in a matter of weeks.

Walking alongside Camilla and holding an umbrella, Charles arrived at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, on Sunday morning.

It comes after he expressed his “most heartfelt thanks” to the nation for the “many messages of support and good wishes” the previous day after he revealed on Monday that he is being treated for an undisclosed form of cancer.

Meanwhile, his youngest son Prince Harry is due to fly back to the UK in just a few weeks after his fleeting visit to see his father last week.

The duke reportedly plans to travel back in May to join celebrations at St Paul’s Cathedral for the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

The prince founded the games in 2014 and Britain recently announced a multi-million-pound bid to host the games in Birmingham in 2027.

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King attends church in first public outing since cancer diagnosis announced

The King has attended church with the Queen in his first public outing since the announcement of his cancer diagnosis.

Walking alongside Camilla and holding an umbrella, Charles arrived at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, on Sunday morning.

It comes after Buckingham Palace said the King, who acceded to the throne 17 months ago, has a “form of cancer”.

He was diagnosed after a “separate issue of concern was noted” and was investigated while he was being treated for a benign enlarged prostate.

The 75-year-old King was last seen on Tuesday as he left Clarence House the day after starting his treatment, following a brief reunion with the Duke of Sussex.

Charles has postponed all public-facing duties, but is continuing with behind-the-scenes work on his red boxes of state papers.

On Saturday the King thanked people for their “many messages of support and good wishes” and said it was “equally heartening” to hear how sharing his diagnosis has helped to promote public understanding of cancer.

(PA/PA Wire)

Athena Stavrou11 February 2024 11:23

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Who will complete additional duties while the King is treated?

The Prince of Wales, the Queen and other working royals will step up their royal duties while the King undergoes treatment for a form of cancer.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed a number of the King’s forthcoming public engagements will have to be rearranged or postponed, but it is not anticipated that Counsellors of State will need to be appointed.

The family stepped up almost immediately after the King’s condition was announced publicly. Princess Anne carried out three separate engagements on Tuesday alone and several others throughout the rest of last week.

Prince William also returned to work on Wednesday following the break he took in recent weeks to focus on his family and his wife, the Princess of Wales, as she recovers from abdominal surgery.

Queen Camilla also stepped out for an official engagement last week, where she gave an update on the King’s health.

(Daniel Leal/PA Wire)

Athena Stavrou12 February 2024 14:20

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King Charles expresses ‘lifelong admiration’ for cancer charities

King Charles spoke about his “lifelong admiration” for cancer charities as he gave his “heartfelt thanks” to the nation for their support.

In a statement released on Saturday night, the king said: “It is equally heartening to hear how sharing my own diagnosis has helped promote public understanding and shine a light on the work of all those organisations which support cancer patients and their families across the UK and wider world.

“My lifelong admiration for their tireless care and dedication is all the greater as a result of my own ­personal experience.”

Athena Stavrou12 February 2024 13:50

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Why Harry met the King for only 30 mins

Prince Harry saw his cancer-stricken father King Charles for only 30 minutes “to keep stress levels down”, suggests royal expert Robert Jobson.

The duke cleared his schedule and rushed to fly over 5,000 miles from California to see his father in London on Tuesday.

After the brief meeting, Charles retreated to Sandringham with Camila while Harry stayed in a London hotel before heading back to the states after just 26 hours in the UK.

“You don’t want his blood pressure going up. The King’s not very well, whatever type of cancer it is, he’s undergoing treatment,” he told The Sun on Sunday.

“After the initial kiss and hug, love you dad, hope you get better soon, what issues are going to get raised? Things that will get your blood pressure rising.”

Robert continued: “I would think he will stay at Sandringham House until they shut it down and they he may go to Wood Farm.

“When the late Queen was very sick she went to Wood Farm. It’s also where Prince Philip lived after his retirement.

“It’s a very relaxing place and he can be there with just a couple of servants and just really chill out.”

(PA)

Athena Stavrou12 February 2024 13:20

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Watch: The King attends his first outing since cancer diagnosis

The King has attended church with the Queen in his first public outing since the announcement of his cancer diagnosis.

Walking alongside Camilla and holding an umbrella, Charles arrived at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, on Sunday morning.

The King was seen wearing a brown coat and waving to the public before being greeted by the Rev Canon Dr Paul Williams at about 10.50am.

Charles is staying at Sandringham following his first bout of cancer treatment.

King Charles waves to well-wishers in first public outing since cancer diagnosis

Athena Stavrou12 February 2024 12:50

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William will ‘shield’ Kate as pressure mounts on future King

Prince William will “shield” his wife as she continues to recover from her abdominal surgery and pressure mounts on the future king.

Queen Elizabeth II’s former press secretary said William is trying his best to give Kate the space she needs to recover fully after she spent 13 days in hospital following the procedure.

The couple and their family have retreated to Sandringham for a half-term holiday and the princess is said to be on the mend.

Ailsa Anderson said: “I think William will try and shield her from as much of that pressure as possible. I hear they’ve gone to Sandringham for half term week next week, to recuperate.

“And I think he will try and give her as much space as she needs to recuperate.”

(PA)

Athena Stavrou12 February 2024 12:20

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Harry skips Super Bowl after dazzling Las Vegas NFL speech

Prince Harry skipped the Super Bowl last night, despite giving a joke-filled speech at an NFL awards ceremony in Las Vegas just days before.

Harry, 39, made no mention of his father and his cancer diagnosis during his speech on Thursday evening, which saw him hand out the Walter Payton Man of the Year award to Pittsburgh Steelers defender Cameron Heyward.

He made the appearance hours after he returned from a brief trip to the UK where he saw his father following his cancer diagnosis.

The duke introduced the award and joked that the United States “stole rugby from us and you made it your own”.

Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were rumoured to be joining other stars – including Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Beyoncé – at the big game last night but the pair never showed.

(REUTERS)

Athena Stavrou12 February 2024 11:52

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Queen Camilla Will ‘Buoy’ King Charles amid Cancer Treatment

Queen Camilla is the King’s “strength” and will “rally” him while he undertakes cancer treatment, a royal insider said.

“She is his strength and stay like [Prince Philip] was for the late Queen,” a palace insider told PEOPLE

They added: “She will be great. She will rally him, she will buoy him. She is amazing. She equips him to do the job he has to do.”

Camilla was seen walking alongside the King as they arrived at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, on Sunday morning.

The couple were smiling and waved to onlookers as they attended the King’s first public outing since his cancer diagnosis was revealed on Monday.

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Athena Stavrou12 February 2024 11:24

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What is Sandringham? Where King is recovering after cancer treatment

After receiving his first cancer treatment, King Charles III has taken up residence at Sandringham House, which is located along the North Sea coast of eastern England.

He stepped out on the grounds on Sunday as he attended church on his first public outing since his cancer diagnosis was revealed.

As one of most famous stately homes in Britain, Sandringham sits on an 8,000-hectare estate in Norfolk on the eastern coast of England. It was recorded in the Domesday Book, with the survey of lands in England compiled by William the Conqueror in 1086, as “Sant Dersingham,” or the sandy part of Dersingham.

As noted by Sandringham estate’s official website, the estate, which was only 7,700 acres in 1862, was identified as potentially “being for sale and a possible country home for Albert Edward, Prince of Wales”. Queen Victoria followed through with the purchase of Sandringham in October of that year, before Edward’s 21st birthday.

Over the years, the estate has also been open for the public to visit. According to the estate’s website, those who participate in the Exclusive Access Tour will be taken into the 60-acre gardens, before entering the house.

There is food and drinks served at the restaurant on the estate, along with some places to shop at the Courtyard. The 600-acre Royal Parkland also includes “two way-marked trails winding through woodlands and parkland” for visitors.

However, the specific dates for the 2024 tours of the estate have yet to be announced, and it’s unclear if the tours will continue as the King is recovering in the house.

Athena Stavrou12 February 2024 10:33

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Princess Anne set for another day of royal engagements

The Princess Royal is due to take on another full day of royal engagements, as she continues to support the King while he undergoes cancer treatment.

Princess Anne is known for her commitment to royal duties and has taken on the majority of royal engagements in recent weeks.

Today, she is due to attend a presentation at The Royal Society of Medicine in London before hosting a dinner with the chancellor of the University of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace.

She was the first royal to return to royal duties following the King’s cancer diagnosis – taking on three separate engagements across the UK in one day last Tuesday.

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Athena Stavrou12 February 2024 10:09

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