King Charles seen in first public appearance as Harry set to return to UK in weeks

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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.

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Athena Stavrou11 February 2024 11:23

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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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Inside King Charles’ rigid diet and strict exercise routine

In the decades spent waiting to ascend to the throne, King Charles has always ensured he maintained a strict diet and rigid daily exercise routine.

Fact number 20 listed: “The Prince does not eat lunch.” Gordon Rayner, former royal correspondent at The Telegraph, once said that the King believes lunch is a “luxury” that interferes with his busy schedule.

Homemade bread with nutrient-rich flours such as rye and spelt are also said to be preferred by the King, as well as eggs and side salads with each meal.

To be more specific, coddled eggs that have been cooked for just two to three minutes are said to be his favourite, and he is know to enjoy mashing them into a mayonnaise texture.

Read more about the King’s diet below:

Athena Stavrou12 February 2024 09:29

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Palace hits out at AI-written books about King’s illness

Buckingham Palace has hit out at ‘intrusive’ AI-written books about the King’s diagnosis as Amazon removes several books from sale.

Several books were listed for sale which were reported to share exclusive revelations about the King’s health, and were said to be written by artificial intelligence, the Mail on Sunday reported.

Buckingham Palace said any titles speculating about Charles’s diagnosis and treatment are “intrusive, insensitive and filled with inaccuracies” and their legal team will be “looking at the issue closely”.

A spokesperson said: “Any such titles speculating about His Majesty’s diagnosis and treatment are intrusive, insensitive and filled with inaccuracies.

“Our legal team will be looking at the issue closely. We call on any individuals or organisations facilitating their sale to withdraw them immediately.”

Amazon said it has removed titles that “violated our content guidelines”.

A spokesperson said: “Amazon is constantly evaluating emerging technologies and is committed to providing the best possible shopping, reading and publishing experience for authors and customers.

“We have content guidelines governing which books can be listed for sale and promptly investigate any book when a concern is raised.”

Athena Stavrou12 February 2024 08:45

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Harry to return to UK in weeks

Prince Harry is set to return to the UK in a matter of weeks to attend the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Invictus Games.

Celebrations are due to take place at St Pauls Cathedral in May for the event that Harry founded in 2014. Britain also recently announced a multi-million-pound bid to host the games in Birmingham in 2027.

The duke will reportedly fly back to his homeland from California just weeks after his fleeting visit to see his father last week. Harry cleared his schedule for to fly over 5,000 miles for a meeting with the King in London, which lasted less than an hour.

Charles and Harry together at the Invictus Games in 2014 (Yui Mok/PA)

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Athena Stavrou12 February 2024 08:01

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Sarah Ferguson’s touching message to the King over shared cancer battles

Writing on Instagram on Saturday, the 64-year-old said: “His Majesty is very dear to me and I think I speak for everyone when I say he is in my thoughts and prayers.”

Tara Cobham12 February 2024 07:00

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What is St Mary Magdalene? Where King Charles made first public appearance since cancer diagnosis

St Mary Magdalene is a medieval stone church that was restored in the 19th century. Protected as a historic building, the church includes memorials to the royal family stretching from Princess Alice in 1879 to King George VI, Charles’ grandfather, in 1952.

Nearby Sandringham House, the private home of the past six British monarchs, sits amid parkland, gardens and working farms. It has been owned by the royal family since 1862.

Namita Singh12 February 2024 06:30

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History of illnesses in the Royal Family after King Charles’ diagnosis

Tara Cobham12 February 2024 06:00

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King Charles encourages Prince William to put family before royal duties

King Charles encouraged Prince William to enjoy time with his family before assuming the role of king, according to a royal author.

Ingrid Seward, the author of My Mother And I, claims: “I remember Charles said that he was determined that William should enjoy his family before he took on too much royal work.

“He feels that’s the least William should have – he’s got to be able to enjoy his family before he’s thrown into this role.”

“I think Charles said to William: ‘Look after your wife, first and foremost. She’s very important to you’.”

Namita Singh12 February 2024 05:30

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