King Charles III resumes in-person royal duties after cancer diagnosis

King Charles III returned to his in-person royal duties just weeks after revealing his shocking cancer diagnosis.

The reigning monarch, 75, was photographed meeting with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at Buckingham Palace in London on Wednesday.

His meeting with the politician marked their first in-person audience since Charles’ illness was announced earlier this month.

King Charles III was back to conducting his royal duties in person on Wednesday following his cancer diagnosis. POOL/AFP via Getty Images
Charles met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at Buckingham Palace in London. via REUTERS
He and Rishi were seen shaking hands at the gathering. POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Charles, wearing a spiffy blue suit, appeared to be in good spirits and looked chipper as he shook Sunak’s hand with a big grin on his face.

“Wonderful to see you looking so well,” Sunak told the King, who replied jokingly, “It’s all done with mirrors.”

Charles also told Sunak that he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from the public.

Charles appeared to be in high spirits for the chat. AP
This was Charles’ first audience with the PM since his cancer diagnosis. AP

“I’ve had so many wonderful messages and cards. It’s reduced me to tears most of time,” he told the UK PM.

Buckingham Palace announced that Charles was diagnosed with cancer on Feb. 5, after his recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement.

“His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties,” the statement said.

Charles announced his cancer diagnosis earlier this month. WireImage,

“Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual.”

Charles wanted to share his diagnosis to “prevent speculation” and to help the public understand “those around the world who are affected by cancer.”

His estranged son, Prince Harry, hopped on a jet from California and flew to Clarence House to visit his dad for just an hour after learning of the diagnosis straight from the monarch.

He was seen on his way to church just days after revealing the heavy news. AFP via Getty Images

The Duke of Sussex, 39, said earlier this week that he believes his father’s cancer may help with their reconciliation amid tensions.

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While it’s unknown what kind of cancer Charles has, his prognosis is reportedly “good” and his condition was caught early.

Harry flew to the UK to pay his dad a visit after learning of Charles’ diagnosis. Getty Images

Charles was seen looking well when he and Queen Camilla, 76, attended a church service together earlier this month.

Days later, he thanked the public for their support and said that their kind words are “the greatest comfort and encouragement.”

Charles ascended the throne in May 2023 after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died at the age of 96 in September 2022.