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The King makes unexpected walkabout as he attends Easter Day service

King Charles surprised wellwishers with an impromptu walkabout after attending Easter Day service at Windsor.

The King chatted to some of the crowds waiting to see him as he made his first big public appearance since announcing he has cancer.

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Since beginning treatment, His Majesty has largely confined himself to constitutional duties and small meetings behind palace walls as his doctors hope to stop him picking up infections as his immunity is impacted.

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However, as he joined other members of the Royal Family at St. George’s Chapel, The King was in good form and following the service, he headed over to wellwishers.

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The King appeared moved when he asked some if they had come to see the castle and they replied that they had come to see him.

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And he joked that he was doing as Queen Camilla told him as he continued his treatment.

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Her Majesty looked happy and relaxed as she accompanied her husband on his walkabout.

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The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and their son, James, Earl of Wessex has also joined The King and Queen at the service. The Princess Royal and her husband, Tim Laurence, were also present. They headed back to the castle while King Charles and Queen Camilla undertook their walkabout.

The Prince and Princess of Wales and their children spent Easter privately as Catherine continues her own cancer treatment.

About author

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.