King Charles waves to well-wishers at first public appearance since cancer diagnosis

The royal was seen smiling and waving as he made his first public appearance since his cancer diagnosis on Sunday, as Prince Harry is expected to return to the UK in a matter of weeks.

Walking alongside Camilla and holding an umbrella, Charles arrived at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, on Sunday morning.

This comes after he expressed his “most sincere thanks” to the nation for their “many messages of support and good wishes” the day before, after revealing on Monday that he is being treated for an undisclosed form of cancer.

Meanwhile, his youngest son Prince Harry is set to return to the UK just weeks after his fleeting visit to see his father last week.

The Duke plans to travel back in May to take part in celebrations at St Paul's Cathedral for the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

The prince founded the games in 2014 and Britain recently announced a multi-million pound bid to host the games in Birmingham in 2027.


King attends church in first public outing since announcing cancer diagnosis

The King attended church with the Queen in his first public outing since announcing his cancer diagnosis.

Walking alongside Camilla and holding an umbrella, Charles arrived at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, on Sunday morning.

It comes after Buckingham Palace said the king, who ascended the throne 17 months ago, has a “form of cancer”.

He was diagnosed after a “separate problem of concern was noted” and was investigated while being treated for a benign prostate enlargement.

The 75-year-old royal was last seen on Tuesday as he left Clarence House a day after beginning treatment, following a brief reunion with the Duke of Sussex.

Charles has postponed all public tasks, but continues behind-the-scenes work on his red boxes of state documents.

On Saturday, the King thanked people for their “many messages of support and good wishes” and said it was “equally heartening” to hear how sharing his diagnosis helped promote public understanding of cancer.

(PA/PA wire)

Athena StavrouFebruary 11, 2024 11:23 am


William 'still processing' his father's diagnosis

The Prince of Wales is “still processing” the royal’s shock cancer diagnosis, royal sources say.

His father shared the news of his cancer diagnosis with Prince William and his brother Prince Harry before it was revealed to the public last Monday.

William is currently spending time with his family on a half-term holiday after returning to his royal duties earlier this week for the first time since Kate's abdominal surgery.

He is expected to take on more royal duties as his father is forced to postpone public engagements while he undergoes cancer treatment.

“At times like this, it is a reminder that as well as being the future head of state, he is also a human being,” said a royal source. The times.

“He is processing the news that his father has cancer as a human being. Given how seriously he takes his role, it’s clear it’s something he’ll be thinking about.”

(PA Archive)

Athena StavrouFebruary 12, 2024 22:00


'King Charles gave a voice to all of us suffering from cancer'

After a public reckoning with late-stage prostate cancer that forced me to miss Duran's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in November 2022, my dear friend, music executive Merck Mercuriadis, told me : “Try not to worry, you'll feel different when you're public, your world won't feel like such a lonely place, people really care.” Was he right.

I vividly remember the day – five and a half years ago – when my biopsy results were revealed to me. The news wasn't good, in a millisecond our world was turned upside down, not unlike when my father first told me about his cancer diagnosis. I could barely speak and he died aged just 67 in 2005.

Athena StavrouFebruary 12, 2024 9:00 pm


Palace calls in lawyers after AI-written books about King's illness go on sale

Buckingham Palace has attacked 'intrusive' AI-written books about the king's diagnosis, while Amazon withdraws several books from sale.

Several books went on sale that allegedly shared exclusive revelations about the king's health, and were written by artificial intelligence, the Mail on Sunday reported.

Buckingham Palace said any headlines speculating about Charles' diagnosis and treatment are “intrusive, insensitive and full of inaccuracies” and that its legal team will be “looking closely at the matter.”

A spokesperson said: “Any headlines that speculate about Her Majesty’s diagnosis and treatment are intrusive, insensitive and full of inaccuracies.

“Our legal team will be reviewing the matter closely. We urge any individuals or organizations facilitating their sale to remove them immediately.”

Amazon said it removed titles that “violated our content guidelines.”

A spokesperson said: “Amazon is constantly evaluating emerging technologies and is committed to providing the best possible shopping, reading and publishing experience for authors and customers.

“We have content guidelines governing which books can be listed for sale, and we promptly investigate any book when a concern is raised.”

Athena StavrouFebruary 12, 2024 8:00 pm


ICYMI: Harry will return to the UK within weeks

Prince Harry is expected to return to the UK in a matter of weeks to take part in celebrations for the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

Celebrations will take place at St Paul's Cathedral in May for the event Harry founded in 2014 to support injured and ill military veterans. Great Britain recently announced a multi-million pound bid to host the Birmingham games in 2027.

The duke will reportedly fly back to his homeland from California, just weeks after his fleeting visit to see his father last week. Harry booked his schedule to fly more than 8,000 miles for a meeting with the king in London, which lasted less than an hour.

King Charles and Prince Harry attended the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in 2014


Athena StavrouFebruary 12, 2024 7:00 pm


Kate bounces back as she joins family on half-term holiday

The Princess of Wales is recovering well as she leaves Windsor to join her family for their half-term holiday.

Kate recently spent 13 days in hospital recovering from abdominal surgery before being discharged to the family home at Adelaide Cottage at the end of January.

Prince William has taken a step back from his royal duties to care for his wife and children, but it appears her recovery is going well.

The couple and their three children enjoyed their half-term holiday to visit their rural retreat at Amner Hall in Norfolk.

A source told the Daily Mail: “Catherine is recovering well. She was looking forward to a change of scene and can relax in Norfolk while the children let off some steam with William.”


Athena StavrouFebruary 12, 2024 6:00 pm


Harry and Meghan skip the Super Bowl before traveling to Canada

Prince Harry skipped the Super Bowl last night despite giving a joke-filled speech at an NFL awards ceremony in Las Vegas just days earlier as he and Meghan Markle prepared for an upcoming trip.

The couple was rumored to be joining other stars – including Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Beyoncé – at last night's big game, but the pair never showed up.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Canada this week for the opening event of the Invictus Games. They will arrive on Wednesday and spend three days making appearances to mark one year until the 2025 Invictus Games.

Harry is also expected to return to the UK in a matter of weeks to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the games he founded in 2014 at St Paul's Cathedral in May.

The games were founded by Harry in 2014 to support injured and ill military veterans. Great Britain recently announced a multi-million pound bid to host the Birmingham games in 2027.

(PA wire)

Athena StavrouFebruary 12, 2024 4:45 pm


'Panicked' Harry rushed to UK to check on father's condition, source says

Prince Harry rushed back to the UK to see his father last week to make sure his diagnosis wasn't “sugarcoated”, a royal source said.

Last week, the duke canceled his schedule and flew more than 5,000 miles from California to see his father in a meeting that lasted less than an hour.

He returned to the US just 26 hours after arriving in London.

“Harry was panicked when he heard the news about his dad and wanted to get to the UK as soon as possible,” a source told OK! Magazine.

They added: “He needed to know that what his father told him about his illness over the phone was true and not something he sugarcoated so as not to worry him.

“When he was sure that the king was in better hands, he calmed down a little and realized that he had time to sort things out.”


Athena StavrouFebruary 12, 2024 3:45 pm


King Thankful to Healthcare Workers for Raising Cancer Awareness

Health professionals thanked the King for raising awareness about cancer, among praise for his “openness and honesty” in sharing personal health news, following the announcement of his latest diagnosis.

Dr Jay Verma, chairman of the GP section of the Royal Society of Medicine, thanked Charles for using his “unique position” to highlight how cancer can affect anyone.

He said: “We wish Her Majesty a speedy recovery and successful cancer treatment.

“We have made huge leaps in our cancer treatment and survival rates, and the earlier a problem is diagnosed, the more options there are for treatment.”

Professor Pat Price, founder of the Catch Up With Cancer campaign, similarly praised Charles' honesty, saying: “The King's openness about his battle with cancer is a powerful reminder that one in two of us may face cancer at some point in our lives. ”

Chiara De Biase, director of support and influence at Prostate Cancer UK, highlighted a 500% increase in the number of people accessing the charity's website for information and support in the week following the King's announcement about his enlarged prostate condition. in January.

Athena StavrouFebruary 12, 2024 2:50 pm


Who will carry out additional duties while the King is dealt with?

The Prince of Wales, the Queen and other working royals will step up their royal duties as the King undergoes treatment for a form of cancer.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that several of the King's upcoming public engagements will have to be reorganized or postponed, but it is not expected that it will be necessary to appoint State Counselors.

The family intervened almost immediately after the king's condition was publicly announced. Princess Anne held three separate engagements on Tuesday alone and several more throughout the rest of last week.

Prince William also returned to work on Wednesday after taking a break in recent weeks to focus on his family and his wife, the Princess of Wales, as she recovers from abdominal surgery.

Queen Camilla also stepped out for an official engagement last week, where she gave an update on the King's health.

(Daniel Leal/PA Wire)

Athena StavrouFebruary 12, 2024 2:20 pm