King Charles doing ‘alright’ as he returns to public duties following his cancer diagnosis

May 01, 2024
Despite the challenges ahead, the King appears determined to fulfill his duties and connect with the people. Source: AP PHOTO.

In a commendable display of resilience, King Charles has resumed public duties with his first public appearance since being diagnosed with cancer, inspiring countless others facing their own battles with the disease.

Buckingham Palace recently announced that doctors were pleased with King Charles’ response to treatment, giving him the green light to resume some public engagements. His first official appearance saw him and Queen Camilla visiting the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre, where they met with patients and medical specialists.

During his visit, the King spoke candidly about the “shock” of his cancer diagnosis, offering words of empathy and reassurance to fellow patients.

When asked about his health by one patient, King Charles replied with characteristic British understatement.

“I’m alright thank you very much, not too bad,” he said.

Reflecting on his diagnosis, the King shared, “It’s always a bit of a shock, isn’t it, when they tell you?”

His ability to connect with others facing similar challenges was evident as he comforted Lesley Woodbridge, 63, by sharing his own upcoming treatment schedule, saying, “I’ve got to have my treatment this afternoon as well.”

Despite the gravity of his situation, King Charles exuded warmth and optimism throughout the visit. His cheerful demeanour and friendly waves to well-wishers gathered outside the hospital underscored his unwavering commitment to serving his people.


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The Monarch’s health concerns first came to light during a hospital stay related to benign prostate enlargement. Subsequent tests revealed the presence of cancer, prompting King Charles to embark on a regimen of regular treatments. While he has continued to handle state affairs and official paperwork, public-facing engagements were temporarily postponed on medical advice.

Now, as he resumes his public duties, King Charles has also taken on the role of Patron of Cancer Research UK, highlighting his dedication to supporting efforts to combat the disease.

Despite the challenges ahead, the King appears determined to fulfill his duties and connect with the people.

-with Reuters.

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