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King Charles wishes public Happy Easter ahead of church service | Royal | News

King Charles and Queen Camilla have taken to social media to wish the public a very Happy Easter.

Accompanied by a video of a cross surrounded by flowers, the royal couple said: “Wishing all of our followers a very Happy Easter.”

It comes as the King prepares to attend church on Easter Sunday, in his most significant public appearance since he was diagnosed with cancer. The Princess of Wales and her family will not be at the service.

He will lead other members of the Royal Family at the annual Easter Mattins Service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The service will be a smaller version of the annual gathering, with fewer royals, as the King has paused public-facing duties while he continues treatment for cancer himself.

Inside the church, the King will sit apart from the rest of the congregation in a bid to safeguard his health.

In a further bid to reduce contact with others, Charles is not expected to attend a post-service reception or host a private family lunch at Windsor Castle.

His attendance at the church service comes just over a week since Kate revealed her cancer diagnosis and the King’s attendance at the service will be seen as a move to reassure the public following the shock diagnosis.

Charles was described by the Palace as being “so proud” of the princess for her courage in speaking out, and is said to be in “the closest contact with his beloved daughter-in-law”.

The King’s own treatment for cancer was announced at the start of February, but he has been carrying out low-key official duties behind palace walls.


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