‘Wonderful news’: Buckingham Palace delivers major King Charles announcement

Apr 27, 2024
King Charles' news sparked joy among royal enthusiasts, who swiftly took to social media to express their well wishes and support. Source: AP PHOTO.

In news that has left royal watchers delighted, King Charles is set to return to public duties for the first time since being diagnosed with cancer.

The Monarch’s health concerns first came to light during a hospital stay for a procedure related to benign prostate enlargement.

Subsequent tests revealed the presence of cancer, prompting the King to commence a schedule of regular treatments. While he continued to undertake state business and official paperwork, public-facing duties were postponed on medical advice

However, King Charles is now set to make a return to public duties with his first official engagement set to take place Tuesday, April 30 with a visit to a cancer treatment centre in London.

Buckingham Palace announced the Charles’ return in a statement shared on social media, accompanied by a new image of The King and Queen

“His Majesty The King will shortly return to public-facing duties after a period of treatment and recuperation following his recent cancer diagnosis,” the statement read.

“To help mark this milestone, The King and Queen will make a joint visit to a cancer treatment centre next Tuesday, where they will meet medical specialists and patients. This visit will be the first in a number of external engagements His Majesty will undertake in the weeks ahead.

“In addition, The King and Queen will host Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress of Japan for a State Visit in June, at the request of HM Government.

“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.”


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The news of King Charles’ return has sparked joy among royal enthusiasts, who swiftly took to social media to express their well wishes and support.

“God bless and save our King,” one wrote.

“WONDERFUL NEWS!!! May god save the King and Queen!”

“So happy to hear this news!!! Hoping is treatment is successful and he has many more years,” commented another.

“Very much welcome news. For us, as well as King Charles.”

While royal enthusiasts are clearly thrilled by the news of King Charles’ return to public duties, the Monarch himself is undoubtedly eager to resume his responsibilities after it was disclosed that the 75-year-old had become frustrated with his inability to fulfill his royal duties.

This revelation was made by royal family member Peter Phillips, who provided insight into both the Monarch’s resilient spirit and his frustrations as he grappled with his diagnosis.

Phillips, the eldest grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, as well as the only son of Princess Anne and her first husband Captain Mark Phillips, recently shared his observations with Sky News, shedding light on the King’s state of mind during that period.

“He’s in good spirits,” he revealed.

“I think, ultimately, he’s hugely frustrated. He’s frustrated that he can’t get on and do everything that he wants to be able to do.

“But he is very pragmatic (and) he understands that there’s a period of time that he really needs to focus on himself.”

The King’s eagerness to return to his royal duties was evident, with Phillips highlighting Charles’s persistent inquiries about what he can and cannot do.

“He is always pushing, his staff and everybody and his doctors and nurses to be able to say ‘actually come on, you know, can I do this? Can I do that?’” Phillips said.

“So the overriding message would be that he’s obviously very keen to get back to a form of normality.

“And he’s probably frustrated that, recovery is taking a little longer than probably he would want it to.”

As King Charles prepares to resume his public duties following a period of treatment and recuperation, royal enthusiasts eagerly anticipate his return, while the Monarch himself remains determined to fulfill his responsibilities despite the challenges posed by his recent health battle.

-with Reuters.

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