Queen Camilla Says King Charles Won’t “Do What He's Told” During Cancer Treatments

She wants him to slow down, but he's got a full schedule.

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Last month, Queen Camilla shared that she thought that her husband, King Charles, was working too hard and pushing himself into his duties too soon. And now, during the second annual Queen's Reading Room Literary Festival at Hampton Court Palace, she echoed the sentiment, saying that Charles won't "do what he's told" and "slow down" amid his cancer treatments. During a chat with author Lee Child, who wrote the Jack Reacher series, Camilla explained that Charles is "doing fine except he won't slow down and won't do what he's told," according to The Sun.

Lee replied that it simply sounded like the king was being like anyone else, saying that it "sounds to me like a typical husband."

The Queen's Reading Room Literary Festival is an initiative that Camilla works on to promote literacy and literature. It was officially established last year after the popularity of her book club.

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Camilla's appearance at the event came after she and Charles were seen in Normandy at an event to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings (which supports her feelings that the monarch is working too hard). The trip marked the couple's first international trip since Charles shared his cancer diagnosis.

Speaking to Sky News Australia's The Royal Report, Peter Phillips said that his uncle was "frustrated" by what his medical team allowed him to do following the diagnosis.

"But he is very pragmatic [and] he understands that there's a period of time that he really needs to focus on himself," Peter said. Before he resumed public-facing events, King Charles continued to work from home, even going as far as hosting small audiences at the palace.

"I think he was really thrilled to be out. I've been trying to hold him back," Camilla shared at a Buckingham Palace reception on May 1.

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The palace issued a statement saying that Charles was cleared for duties, but that he was still undergoing treatment. For fans wondering whether or not he would be attending this year's Trooping the Colour, officials confirmed that he would make an appearance, though in a modified capacity.

"His Majesty’s treatment program will continue, but doctors are sufficiently pleased with the progress made so far that the king is now able to resume a number of public-facing duties. Forthcoming engagements will be adapted where necessary to minimize any risks to His Majesty’s continued recovery," a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said.

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