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King Charles to resume public-facing duties following cancer diagnosis

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell May23,2024
King Charles III will return to public duties next week for the first time since being diagnosed with cancer as he makes good progress following treatment and a period of recuperation, Buckingham Palace says.
In February, the palace revealed that detected in tests after a corrective procedure for an enlarged prostate.
Although Charles continued with official state business, the diagnosis led him to postpone public engagements to begin treatment and rest.
“His majesty’s treatment program will continue but doctors are sufficiently pleased with the progress made so far that the King is now able to resume a number of public-facing duties,” a Buckingham Palace representative said.

“His majesty is greatly encouraged to be resuming some public-facing duties and very grateful to his medical team for their continued care and expertise.”

Although it was too early to say how much longer his cancer treatment would last, the representative said his doctors were “very encouraged by the progress made so far and remain positive about the King’s continued recovery”.
No further details about his condition or his treatment were given, in line with the usual stance on medical privacy.
While pictured and filmed carrying out some official duties in private, Charles’s only public appearance came last month when he greeted well-wishers in an impromptu walkabout after an Easter church service in Windsor, raising hopes that his health was improving.

United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak responded to the news of the King’s return to public duties, saying on social media site X: “Brilliant news to end the week!”

To mark his return, Charles and his wife Queen Camilla will visit a cancer treatment centre in London next Tuesday, the palace said.
It was also confirmed that the Japanese Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako would pay a state visit in late June.
However, Charles will not carry out his usual summer program and his plans will be crafted in consultation with his medical team to minimise risks to recovery, the palace said.
The King’s absence has coincided with news that his daughter-in-law Kate, wife of his son and heir Prince William, after tests following major abdominal surgery revealed cancer had been present.
King Charles wearing a suit clasping his hands

To mark his return, King Charles and Queen Camilla will visit a cancer treatment centre in London. Source: AAP / Aaron Chown/AP

The Princess of Wales, often known by her maiden name Kate Middleton, will herself only return to public duties when her medical team says she is well enough to do so.

Charles’ health scare came less than 18 months into his reign after he succeeded his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, and less than a year since , the UK’s biggest ceremonial event for seven decades.

“As the first anniversary of the coronation approaches, their majesties remain deeply grateful for the many kindnesses and good wishes they have received from around the world throughout the joys and challenges of the past year,” Buckingham Palace said.

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  1. I believe it’s truly inspiring to see King Charles III returning to public duties after his cancer diagnosis. His resilience and dedication to his responsibilities are commendable. Wishing His Majesty a speedy recovery and sending positive thoughts to him and his medical team.

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