The King Returns: Charles III Set to Make First Public Appearance Since Illness as He 'Sits Apart' From Other Royals at Easter Service

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Source: MEGA

King Charles will make his first public appearance in months on Easter Sunday 2024.

Mar. 30 2024, Published 6:50 p.m. ET

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King Charles III is set to lead the congregation at Windsor Castle's Easter church service on Sunday, March 31. This is despite His Majesty's ongoing cancer treatments, which will find him "sitting apart" from other royals as a precaution.

One of the King's courtiers shared that this first public engagement since the King's diagnosis is a "sign of things heading in the right direction."

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King Charles III and the Prince of Wales pictured at Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral, September 19, 2022.

This news comes amid reports that reflect the "increasing bond" between King Charles and his daughter-in-law, Kate, Princess of Wales, who is also battling cancer, during their shared ordeal.

"The King has always had a close, warm, and unique relationship with the princess," a palace source recently spilled. "She has a great love and respect for him and his position. When they were in hospital together there was a lot of toddling down the corridor to spend time with her. He has been encouraging and supporting her throughout."

"He's not a father figure as such — she’s got her own dad to whom she's absolutely devoted — but you could say the king treats her like the daughter he never had," a report published on Saturday, March 23, stated. "You see it in the pictures of them together. That relationship is best summed up in those fascinating moments when she greets him first with a kiss and then with a curtsy."

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King Charles III and Catherine, Princess of Wales, are both battling cancer.

"It is highly unusual for just the two of them to sit down together like this," a source revealed when discussing a reported lunch meeting between the future queen and her Sovereign on Thursday, March 21.

Although the King is "slowly but surely" starting to return to royal events, sources revealed that it could be "until at least September" before the future queen does the same.

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Queen Camilla, Princess Anne and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, have been leading the royals in recent months.

In addition to the Prince of Wales, Queen Camilla will also lead the monarchy for what many analysts are saying "could be the rest of this year." Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, will also "work overtime" to do everything they can to keep the monarchy relevant to the public.

"Legitimate questions will be asked about whether this reduced pecking order will cope," Kay observed. "The experience of the past few weeks has shown just how vulnerable the family has become and the public’s reaction has been one of disquiet."

The commentator then pointed out how "Nothing illustrated that unease more than the sight of the disgraced Prince Andrew leading the royals into the Windsor memorial service for ex-King Constantine of Greece. It triggered worldwide consternation, largely because of the unexplained absence of Prince William, the late King’s godson."

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Source: MEGA

King Charles III and Queen Camilla will both attend church at Windsor Castle on Easter Sunday.

Source: TRO

GBN reported on the King's public return.

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