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King Charles III returns to public duties after being diagnosed with cancer



King Charles III returns to public duties after being diagnosed with cancer

King Charles III made his first public appearance since being diagnosed with cancer with his wife, Queen Camilleby his side.

In high spirits as he and Camilla, 76, waved to the cheering crowds, the King, who is now the new patron of Cancer Research UK, visited a specialist cancer center in London on Tuesday, April 30, to support staff, patients and ongoing projects . research.

The 75-year-old monarch has stayed away from public events and crowds since the Easter Sunday church service.

Buckingham Palace confirmed on Friday, April 26, that Charles would return to public duties for the first time while he was treated for an undisclosed form of cancer.

“His Majesty the King will soon return to public duties following a period of treatment and recovery following his recent cancer diagnosis,” a statement said at the time. “To help mark this milestone, the King and Queen will make a joint visit to a cancer treatment center next Tuesday, where they will meet medical specialists and patients.”

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According to the palace, Charles’ medical team is very “encouraged by the progress” he has made and “remains positive” about his recovery.

“Upcoming engagements will be adjusted as necessary to minimize risks to His Majesty’s continued recovery,” the statement continued. “The pace of the King’s program will be carefully calibrated as his recovery continues, in close consultation with his medical team.”

King Charles visits cancer center as public activities resume

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Shortly after undergoing a planned prostate procedure in January, Buckingham Palace announced the following month that Charles had been diagnosed with cancer.

“During The King’s recent hospital procedure for a benign prostate enlargement, another area of ​​concern was noted,” the statement said. “Subsequent diagnostic tests identified a form of cancer. His Majesty today began a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone duties in public. During this period, His Majesty will continue to conduct state business and official paperwork as usual.”

King Charles visits cancer clinic

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The statement went on to say that Charles was “grateful to his medical team” and “remains completely positive about his treatment.”

This morning he was able to kick off his gradual return to public activities, starting with a visit to the Macmillan Cancer Center at University College Hospital in central London.

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“His Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to avoid speculation, in the hope that this can increase public understanding for everyone around the world affected by cancer,” the palace added.

Nearly a week after his diagnosis, Charles spoke out about his health struggles for the first time and thanked well-wishers for all the thoughtful, encouraging words.

King Charles visits cancer clinic

King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Tuesday HENRY NICHOLLS/AFP via Getty Images

“I would like to express my sincere thanks for the many messages of support and good wishes I have received over the past few days,” he said in a personal statement published by Buckingham Palace in February. “As anyone affected by cancer will know, such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement.”

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The past few months have been challenging for the royal family. Charles’ daughter-in-law Princess Kate Middleton announced her own cancer diagnosis in March, after weeks of speculation about her health in the wake of her abdominal surgery. The king supported Kate, 42, after her revelation.

“His Majesty is so proud of Catherine for her courage and speaking out as she did. Following their time together in hospital, His Majesty has remained in close contact with his beloved daughter-in-law in recent weeks,” Charles said in a statement to ABC News. “Their Majesties will continue to offer their love and support to the entire family during this difficult time.”