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The King and Queen to sit apart from other royals at church service to protect his health

The King and Queen to sit apart from other royals at church service to protect his health

The King and Queen will sit apart from the rest of the royal family at an Easter Sunday service to protect his health.It will be the King’s first public appearance since beginning treatment for cancer almost two months ago, according to The Telegraph.

They reported the plan had been agreed by the king’s medical team and is seen as a positive sign of the progress of the King's recovery.

It is not known which members of the Royal Family will be there but the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children George, Charlotte and Louis will not be there as they spend the holidays together after Kate's cancer diagnosis.

A charity has praised the Princess of Wales for raising awareness of the worries experienced by people diagnosed with cancer (BBC Studios/PA) (PA Wire)
A charity has praised the Princess of Wales for raising awareness of the worries experienced by people diagnosed with cancer (BBC Studios/PA) (PA Wire)

The King told last month how he had been reduced to tears by the messages and cards of support he received from well-wishers.

The 75-year-old, who only acceded to the throne 18 months ago, stepped back from large-scale public duties while receiving outpatient treatment and the Queen deputised for him at the ancient Royal Maundy ceremony on Thursday.

The Princess of Wales’ decision to speak about her cancer treatment appears to have prompted a surge of visits to the websites of charities and the NHS.

Kate received widespread praise for her announcement and Macmillan Cancer Support said online traffic to its information and support pages was the highest weekend figure since the first Covid-19 lockdown.

Gemma Peters, Macmillan’s chief executive, said: “In sharing her news, the Princess of Wales has raised awareness of these worries and will be helping to encourage others who have concerns, to visit their GP and seek support.

“Many will be relating to the Prince and Princess of Wales at this time.”