King Charles continues the royal family’s Easter tradition despite cancer diagnosis

Queen Camilla and Princess Anne were also in attendance at the annual church service…

The royal family has once again continued their Easter tradition – although there were some slight changes and notable absences this year.

For starters, King Charles did not take part in the 10-minute walk to St George’s Chapel.

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His Majesty instead travelled by car in light of his recent cancer diagnosis.

Charles still seemed in high spirits though, smiling and waving to the crowd when he arrived at the church.

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Secondly, during the Easter church service, Charles and his wife Queen Camilla sat apart from the other members of the royal family in attendance.

According to People, this was done on the advice of Charles’ doctors who suggested he limit the number of people he comes in contact with during his treatment for cancer.

And of course, Prince William, Princess Catherine and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, did not attend at all this year.

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It’s unsurprising considering that just last week the Princess of Wales shared in a heartbreaking video that she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and will not be returning to royal duties anytime soon.

“We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space and privacy while I complete my treatment,” Catherine said in the video.


“My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy and I look forward to being back when I am able, but for now I must focus on making a full recovery.”

Princess Anne, her husband Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, his ex-wife Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson, Duchess of York, Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh were among the royals who did attend this year’s Easter church service.

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