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King Charles planning to visit Australia despite cancer diagnosis

Plans are underway for King Charles III to make his first visit to Australia as the country’s sovereign.

Despite his recent cancer diagnosis, it is understood that the 75-year-old monarch wishes to visit Australia at some point this year.\

The news was announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Sunday.

Mr Albanese said: “Australia is preparing for a possible visit from His Majesty The King to Australia later this year.

“The King has shown his compassion for Australians affected by recent natural disasters, just as Australians have shown compassion and support for the King following his cancer diagnosis.

“The King, Queen and members of the Royal Family are always welcome in Australia. My government is engaging with States and Territories on options for a possible Royal visit.”

Buckingham Palace has not commented on the trip at this stage.

The last visit to Australia by the reigning monarch was in 2011, when the late Queen Elizabeth toured the country.

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