King Charles Steps Out for the First Time since Leaving the Hospital — Photo

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that King Charles, following a recent health procedure, is now facing a new health challenge. He stepped out for the first time on February 4 since he left the hospital after his operation. The King was seen taking a stroll with Queen Camilla while on their way to go to church.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla arriving for Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on February 4, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III and Queen Camilla arriving for Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on February 4, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Recent photos of the King of England showed him walking with a pep in his step just the day before his new health challenge became known. Buckingham Palace announced on Monday that the 75-year-old monarch has been diagnosed with cancer. According to a media outlet’s description of the images taken of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, the couple was on their way to attend a Sunday service.

Additional photos also depicted the King and Queen leaving the Church of St Mary Magdalene, located on the Sandringham estate. While King Charles III adorned a taupe-colored coat and dress pants, Queen Camilla opted for a dark purple coat, matching-colored boots, and a hat that had fluffy trimming.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla after Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on February 4, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III and Queen Camilla after Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on February 4, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Both of them carried umbrellas as well, which, in some shots, show them being used as walking canes. Other pictures depicted King Charles III and Queen Camilla walking and conversing with Reverend Canon Dr. Paul Williams and another esteemed church member.

Some people who saw a post about the King’s outing on social media expressed their happiness. One fan said“Great to see him out & about! And may I say Her Majesty looks well & offer her my respect & thanks for doing such a wonderful job of filling in during the recent medical situations in the family!” Another simply stated, “Thumbs up 👍,” and someone else displayed heart emojis, “❤️🖤.”

King Charles III, Queen Camilla and Reverend Canon Dr Paul Williams at Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on February 4, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III, Queen Camilla and Reverend Canon Dr Paul Williams at Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on February 4, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III, Queen Camilla and Reverend Canon Dr Paul Williams at Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on February 4, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III, Queen Camilla and Reverend Canon Dr Paul Williams at Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on February 4, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

The royal duo’s outing comes days after the King was seen leaving The London Clinic after undergoing prostate surgery. Footage of his hospital departure shows the King waving to the crowds of people who wished him well as he got into his car with Queen Camilla.

King Charles III, Queen Camilla, Reverend Canon Dr Paul Williams and another member of the church at Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on February 4, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III, Queen Camilla, Reverend Canon Dr Paul Williams and another member of the church at Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on February 4, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

According to a statement made by Buckingham Palace, King Charles III is still going to take time to recuperate privately before returning to work and engagements.

As previously reported on January 30:

As a positive update on the health situation of the King of England, King Charles III has been discharged from The London Clinic. He walked out of the hospital, hand-in-hand with his beloved wife, Queen Camilla, on Monday afternoon.

The King spent three nights at the clinic, where he received care after undergoing prostate surgery. Footage showed the happy couple, dressed smartly, smiling at the cameras as His Majesty The King waved to the public before getting into their car.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla during day 1 of the Royal Ascot in Ascot, England on June 16, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III and Queen Camilla during day 1 of the Royal Ascot in Ascot, England on June 16, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

Before King Charles III exited the hospital, Queen Camilla visited him a few times while he was still there. People who saw the video of the King leaving the hospital reacted differently. One person expressed, “He looks very thin.”

Another said“Looks very healthy. But he needs more rest. Hope he finds a quiet spot for a few weeks. Scotland would be perfect 👌😊,” while a third social media user who was pleased by the King’s appearance stated, “Impressed that His Majesty is walking so smoothly.”

King Charles III at the 70th Anniversary of VE Day event in London, England on May 10, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III at the 70th Anniversary of VE Day event in London, England on May 10, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III’s hospital release comes just after it was announced that the Princess of Wales also left The London Clinic and returned home, where she continues to recover from her abdominal surgery.

As we continue to follow this unfolding story, a look back at our previous article provides further insights into the Queen’s unwavering support for her husband, the King, as previously reported on January 29:

Since his hospitalization, footage and pictures of Queen Camilla visiting her husband, King Charles III, have sparked online buzz. So far, the Queen has been seen visiting His Majesty The King three times.

Following his corrective surgery, King Charles III has been recovering at the same hospital where the Princess of Wales, Princess Catherine, is. During her first visit, a smiling Queen Camilla adorned a coat-like navy dress as she left the hospital and entered her car.

Queen Camilla seen visiting King Charles III at The London Clinic in London, England on January 26, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Queen Camilla seen visiting King Charles III at The London Clinic in London, England on January 26, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

A video of her second visit showed her royal driver and security team escorting her from The London Clinic. She was dressed in a green and white ensemble. Many had differing opinions when social media users saw Queen Camilla during her visits.

Queen Camilla seen leaving The London Clinic in London, England on January 27, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Queen Camilla seen leaving The London Clinic in London, England on January 27, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

One person felt strongly about Queen Camilla’s visits being her obligation as opposed to something she did because of her devoted love for the King. They expressed, “These shouldn’t be the news headline because it was her duty as his wife to visit the husband.” Another asserted, “Camilla should say very short words concerning her husband. Bizarre.” Someone else noted, “Her eyes aren’t smiling.”

Queen Camilla spotted visiting King Charles III at The London Clinic in London, England on January 28, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Queen Camilla spotted visiting King Charles III at The London Clinic in London, England on January 28, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Despite the judgemental opinions of some, others praised Queen Camilla and continued to send their well wishes to the King. One fan gushed, “The King is lucky to have such a devoted Queen by his side ❤️❤️❤️❤️.”

Another wrote, “Well, I noticed she had a smile on her face. I hope all is well. Hope the King gets discharged soon.” Someone else stated, “He has always been the love of her life and vice versa.”

Queen Camilla and King Charls III during the third day of their visit to Wales in Builth Wells, Wales on July 4, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

Queen Camilla and King Charls III during the third day of their visit to Wales in Builth Wells, Wales on July 4, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

Before her recent trips to the hospital, Queen Camilla gave a quick update on how her beloved husband has been doing since his operation. In a TikTok video, she divulged, “He’s fine, thank you very much. He’s looking forward to getting back to work.”

The 15-second-long video ends with the Queen walking away from the person who asked her how King Charles III was doing and showed her going to address a group of children.

As previously reported on January 26:

King Charles III waves as he attends the Royal Cornwall Show in Wadebridge, United Kingdom on June 7, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III waves as he attends the Royal Cornwall Show in Wadebridge, United Kingdom on June 7, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III and Princess of Wales Kate Middleton are facing health issues, leading to the postponement of their royal engagements. Kate underwent a planned abdominal surgery and will be in a London hospital for two weeks from January 16, 2024.

King Charles III kisses the Princess of Wales Kate Middleton at the premiere of the James Bond 007 film "No Time to Die" in West London on September 28, 2021. | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III kisses the Princess of Wales Kate Middleton at the premiere of the James Bond 007 film “No Time to Die” in West London on September 28, 2021. | Source: Getty Images

Both senior royals have had to reschedule their previously arranged public commitments in the coming weeks. Kate, married to Prince William, the heir to the throne, is expected to make a full recovery.

Prince William in a black and white picture posted on December 6, 2022 | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales

Prince William in a black and white picture posted on December 6, 2022 | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales

Princess Catherine in a black and white picture posted on December 6, 2022 | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales

Princess Catherine in a black and white picture posted on December 6, 2022 | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales

Princess Catherine cheering for Prince William at an awards ceremony posted on December 6, 2022 | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales

Princess Catherine cheering for Prince William at an awards ceremony posted on December 6, 2022 | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales

King Charles III was also set to undergo a corrective procedure on January 26, 2024. Buckingham Palace announced on January 17, 2024, that the procedure was for the King’s enlarged prostate but that his condition was benign.

The King was photographed ahead of his planned operation on his way from Clarence House to a London clinic. He went into the same clinic where Kate underwent surgery and even passed by to visit his daughter-in-law. After he was admitted, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said the King thanked all who sent him good wishes.

King Charles III attends the presentation of Addresses by both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall, central London on September 12, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III attends the presentation of Addresses by both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall, central London on September 12, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

The public has sent love and prayers to the Princess and the King as they start their respective recovery journeys. “❤️‍🙏 to both,” one person wrote. The public also wished the two a “speedy recovery.” “Wishing King Charles and Princess Catherine a speedy recovery. God Save The King and Catherine of Wales,” another person said.

Princess of Wales Kate Middleton attends the Christmas Morning Service at Sandringham Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on December 25, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Princess of Wales Kate Middleton attends the Christmas Morning Service at Sandringham Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on December 25, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

The Princess and His Majesty’s health updates were given to avoid speculation if they both fail to attend upcoming events or if some occasions are canceled. A spokesperson for King Charles III also announced the postponement of his public engagements during his recovery.

Several events on the royal family’s agenda, including visits by foreign dignitaries and members of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Cabinet to Dumfries House in Scotland, have already been rescheduled.

King Charles III and the Princess of Wales Kate Middleton during their visit to a training site for arts and culture in London, England on February 3, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III and the Princess of Wales Kate Middleton during their visit to a training site for arts and culture in London, England on February 3, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

The Princess of Wales and the King are expected to recover fully and resume their public engagements. Still, as they recuperate, they can count on the public’s well-wishes for a speedy recovery.

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