King Charles attends Easter Sunday service in first appearance since announcing cancer diagnosis

Claire Sadler
The Nightly
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King Charles has made his first appearance at a royal event since revealing he had cancer, arriving for the Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle.
King Charles has made his first appearance at a royal event since revealing he had cancer, arriving for the Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle. Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

King Charles has made his first appearance at a royal event since revealing he had cancer, arriving for the Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle.

The King joined Queen Camilla on Sunday at a scaled-down Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel.

He looked in good spirits as he entered the church, smiling and waving to well-wishers waiting outside for his arrival.

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He looked in good spirits as he entered the church, smiling and waving to well-wishers who were waiting outside for his arrival.
He looked in good spirits as he entered the church, smiling and waving to well-wishers who were waiting outside for his arrival. Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

It is the first time he has made a public appearance at a royal event since it was disclosed in February that he was suffering from an undisclosed form of cancer.

He is expected to sit apart from his family to shield him from infection as he undergoes treatment.

The Prince and Princess of Wales will not be attending the Easter service as they continue to recover privately after Kate’s shock cancer diagnosis.The princess has yet to attend a royal event since she underwent abdominal surgery in January, with tests after the operation revealing she had cancer.

The princess revealed in a personal video message earlier in March that she is receiving the “early stages” of preventative chemotherapy.

“It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family, but I’ve had a fantastic medical team who have taken great care of me, for which I am so grateful,” she said in the emotional video.

“In January, I underwent major abdominal surgery in London, and at the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous. The surgery was successful — however, tests after the operation found cancer had been present.

“My medical team, therefore, advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of that treatment.”

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