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King Charles makes first public appearance since cancer announcement

The public sighting comes after Charles issued his first public statement on Saturday following his diagnosis.

Published: February 11, 2024 2:41pm

King Charles III made his first public appearance Sunday since Buckingham Palace announced last week that he is receiving cancer treatments.

Charles, 75, waved at onlookers as he walked alongside his wife, Queen Camilla, into St. Mary Magdalene’s Church for the 11 a.m. service at the royal family's Sandringham Estate in eastern England, per multiple media reports. 

The king and queen both smiled and waved after services as they walked back to the Sandringham House. 

The public sighting comes after Charles issued his first public statement on Saturday following his diagnosis. 

"I would like to express my most heartfelt thanks for the many messages of support and good wishes I have received in recent days," Charles said. "As all those who have been affected by cancer will know, such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement."

The king was diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer, Buckingham Palace said Monday, after he left the hospital the previous week following treatment for prostate issues.

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