Grateful for words of encouragement
King Charles makes first appearance after cancer diagnosis
February 11, 2024, 4:11 p.m
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Since his cancer diagnosis was announced, little has been said about the British King Charles III. listen. But now the monarch is back. He thanks everyone who gave consolation and is already planning the first personal meetings. Now he is appearing in public again.
The British King Charles III. attended a public appointment for the first time since announcing his cancer. Charles attended mass in the morning at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene at the royal country residence of Sandringham in eastern England, where Charles is currently staying. The monarch had previously thanked everyone for the numerous well wishes. Charles, 75, was seen walking to the church alongside his wife Camilla. The couple then greeted the rector of the church.
The previous night, Charles had already contacted us in a written message. “I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the many messages of support and wishes that I have received over the past few days,” said the monarch. “As everyone affected by cancer knows, such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement,” said the statement, which was published on the British royal family’s website, the online service X and on Instagram.
The 75-year-old also said it was “encouraging to hear that the news of my own diagnosis has helped to raise public awareness and shine a light on the work of all those organizations supporting cancer patients and their families across the UK and beyond.” all over the world”.
Wishes for recovery from politicians from all over the world
Last Monday, Buckingham Palace made the cancer diagnosis public and said that the king had started treatment and would initially take a break from his public engagements. It was not revealed what type of cancer it was – the palace only ruled out prostate cancer.
Politicians from all over the world responded to the diagnosis with wishes for recovery, including Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Charles III. wished a “soon and full” recovery, as did British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Apart from injuries from polo or skiing, Charles has been in good health so far. Charles’ wife Camilla said on Thursday that her husband was “doing extremely well given the circumstances.”