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Queen Camilla speaks out on The King’s health: ”he’s doing extremely well”

Queen Camilla has said The King is doing ”extremely well” in her first comments since his cancer diagnosis.

Her Majesty was asked about her husband’s health as she arrived at Salisbury Cathedral for a special recital celebrating the work of three local charities.

The Queen said King Charles is ”doing extremely well under the circumstances” and added ”We are very touched by all of the letters and messages the public have been sending from everywhere. That’s very cheering.”

The special musical evening saw hundreds come together in the cathedral to enjoy a concert. Among them were representatives of the trio of organisations who were at the centre of the evening.

Queen Camilla met many of those working for the charities. Wiltshire Bobby Van offers at home security for vulnerable people in the area including those suffering domestic abuse. It also supports older people and those with disablities.

Also being celebrated was Youth Action Wiltshire which provides targeted support for young people facing challenges as well as for young carers. The Wiltshire Air Ambulance, which provides emergency medical support in the area, was the other charity whose work was marked at the event.

Queen Camilla has had a packed diary in the last ten days, taking on a string of engagements once King Charles was home from hospital where he was treated for an enlarged prostate. During his treatment, further tests were carried out which led to the cancer diagnosis. The Queen was at His Majesty’s side as he travelled from Sandringham to London to begin treatment and again after they left the capital following its completion.

It’s understood that Queen Camilla ended up spending six hours on the road to complete her Salisbury engagement after her plans to travel by air were cancelled.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.