King Charles greets well-wishers after Easter Sunday service

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King Charles greets well-wishers after Easter Sunday service

During his biggest public appearance since being diagnosed with cancer on Easter Sunday, the King surprised everyone by going on a surprise walkabout to greet well-wishers.
The 75-year-old King and the Queen departed the St. George’s Chapel Easter Matins service in Windsor and conversed with onlookers outside.

Before entering the chapel to take his assigned Sovereign’s Seat for the service, he waved and smiled at the gathering members of the public.

This is his first public appearance since he declared in the beginning of February that he was receiving treatment for an unidentified type of cancer.
Although medical professionals have recommended him to minimize his interactions with people while undergoing treatment, he continued to shake hands and spoke with well-wishers who had waited for him in Windsor.

The public appearance on Sunday was a “significant step” for the monarch during his treatment, according to a Palace source, and things were “looking very positive” moving forward.

As can be observed, the King has responded to treatment very encouragingly over the past few weeks, and as a result, His Majesty’s doctors were able to slightly modify their recommendations regarding what His Majesty is now able to do, such as attending the Easter service and extending a warm greeting to well-wishers who had graciously shown their support.

“Let me be clear: His Majesty is still receiving treatment, and caution is still advised. However, as summer vacation plans are being finalized, we hope to see more of these carefully measured steps toward The King’s return to some public duties, with modifications made as needed.”

The statement continued, “There is a lot of hope and optimism from both doctors and the patient, but nothing will be confirmed until closer to the time. Plans remain in flux and are subject to medical guidance.

Even though His Majesty has been conducting all of his official business in secret and has been pictured at a few lesser Palace events, it is hoped that today’s announcement has given the general people more confidence that His Majesty is doing well and that things are looking well.

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh brought their son James, the Earl of Wessex, together with the Princess Royal, her husband Sir Tim Laurence, and the Duke and Duchess of York attended the service as well.

 

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