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Charles emerges for Easter service after cancer diagnosis

King Charles attended his first royal event in months, joining his family for their annual Easter church service at Windsor Castle.

The monarch, 75, appeared in good health as he smiled and waved to the small crowd allowed into the royal enclosure, after eschewing the traditional 10-minute walk to St. George’s Chapel in favor of a trip by car.

At one point, a fan shouted, “Happy Easter to Your Majesty!” » prompting a beaming Charles to call back: “And to you!”

Henry Woods, 20, who attended the service alongside the royal family, later spoke to news.com.au about the king’s appearance, describing him as being in “usual good spirits”.

“He always had the stiff upper lip of the British,” he said, adding that the rest of the family seemed to hold up well, too.

“They were all in good shape.”

Meanwhile, Charles’ transport decision – taken on doctors’ orders as part of his ongoing treatment for an undisclosed form of cancer – was just one of the event’s significant breaks from tradition. this year, with the absence of the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children. also keenly felt.

Kate revealed in an emotional video last week that she had also been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing preventative chemotherapy. It was later confirmed that neither she, William, nor their three children – Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5 – would attend this year’s Easter service.

The family spends the school holidays at Amner Hall, their country house.

Despite the greatly reduced public interaction and the absence of Wales, a crowd of around five hundred people still weathered the cold conditions to gather in the street outside one of the castle entrances in the hope of to see the king.

However, they were left disappointed, with no members of the royal family entering or exiting through the usual public door.

Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, led the rest of the family to the church, including Princess Anne and her husband, Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh.

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