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The King smiles and waves to well-wishers as he attends church in Sandringham

The King has made his first public outing since being diagnosed with cancer, as he joined The Queen for Sunday worship at Sandringham.

The 75-year-old monarch smiled and waved to well-wishers who had gathered on the estate.

Around 100 people gathered at Sandringham to try and get a glimpse of the monarch.

The King and Queen are currently staying at their Norfolk retreat whilst His Majesty receives treatment for cancer.

On Saturday, the monarch released a message, thanking people for their messages of support.

The King said: “As all those who have been affected by cancer will know, such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement. 

“It is equally heartening to hear how sharing my own diagnosis has helped promote public understanding and shine a light on the work of all those organisations which support cancer patients and their families across the UK and wider world. My lifelong admiration for their tireless care and dedication is all the greater as a result of my own personal experience.”

Buckingham Palace has declined to reveal which form of cancer The King has, or his prognosis. However, it is thought that the illness has been caught early.

His doctors have advised the monarch to postpone public facing duties while he undergoes treatment.