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King Charles ‘incredibly positive’ about his health | Royal | News

King Charles is set for a summer packed full of engagements as he wants to « make up for lost time » following his cancer diagnosis back in February and subsequent treatment, it has been claimed.

The monarch feels « incredibly positive » about the future and is « keen to get back to work », according to royal sources.

Charles will continue his weekly treatments but will be carrying out certain events and Government Red Boxes as normal, health permitting.

Earlier today, the monarch joined Queen Camilla as they both attended the Service of Dedication for the Order of the British Empire, at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Charles also made his grand investiture return yesterday, after being cleared by his doctors to return to public duties last month.

He appeared to be in good spirits as he greeted 52 recipients one by one at Windsor Castle, during what was his first investiture ceremony in five months and his first since being diagnosed with cancer in February.

Among the people honoured today was the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who described last year’s Coronation as « deeply moving » as he was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) for his key role in the event.

Dean of Westminster Abbey Dr David Hoyle was also honoured, as he was made a Knight Commander for his own role in the Coronation.

Dr Hoyle recalled of the Coronation: « It was the biggest privilege of my life, without a doubt. »

Yesterday’s engagement was the latest in a number of public-facing duties the King has undertaken in recent days.

Sourced described it as « incredibly encouraging » to see the monarch carry out his first investiture in a while.

One insider told the Mirror: « The King is in great spirits and as full of positivity as I’ve ever seen him.

« He’s already told aides he is absolutely determined to make several dates in the summer months, including the D-Day 80th anniversary commemorations and attend Trooping the Colour (the King’s official birthday celebrations in London on June 15) which is wonderful news.

« There’s certainly a feeling that he wants to make up for lost time. »

Sources also claimed Charles is keen on attending the Royal Ascot festival this summer, which starts on June 18.

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