King Charles has been spotted attending church for the first time since starting cancer treatment

King Charles III has made his first public appearance since beginning treatment for cancer.

The King was photographed with his wife, Queen Camilla, as they attended a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk.

Charles, 75, looked upbeat as he smiled and waved to photographers waiting outside.

He was accompanied by Reverend Canon Dr. So was Paul Williams.

The public outing comes a day after the monarch – who is due to be crowned in May 2023 – thanked the public for their well wishes and support in a statement released by Buckingham Palace on Saturday.

“I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for the many messages of support and well wishes I have received in recent days,” Charles began. “As those affected by cancer will know, such thoughts are most comforting and encouraging.”

The statement added that the King found it “equally gratifying that by sharing his diagnosis, he has helped to promote public understanding and shine a light on the work of all organizations supporting cancer patients and their families in the UK and the wider world.”

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“My lifelong admiration for their tireless care and dedication is more a result of my own personal experience,” he continued.

Charles’ cancer diagnosis was first announced last Monday – a week after he underwent surgery for an enlarged prostate.

Buckingham Palace shared in an official statement that while Charles was “undergoing treatment for a benign prostate growth, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests identified a form of cancer.

They continued, “Maharaj has started a regular treatment schedule today, during which he has been advised by doctors to postpone public duties. Throughout this period, His Highness will continue to conduct state business and official paperwork as usual.”

After the diagnosis was announced, Prince Harry flew to the UK to be by his estranged father’s side.

The Duke of Sussex, 39, has had a rocky relationship with his father since stepping down from royal duties in 2020. Relations were further strained with the publication of Harry’s memoir, “Spare”.

Page Six exclusively reported that Harry, who was in London for less than 24 hours, spent 45 minutes alone with his father and is determined to mend their strained relationship.

Buckingham Palace has not yet disclosed what type of cancer the monarch was diagnosed with.

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