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King Charles Tells British PM He Has Been ‘in Tears’

Aaron Chown
Aaron Chown

King Charles was seen back at work for the first time since revealing his cancer diagnosis.

The 75-year-old monarch met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

“Wonderful to see you looking so well,” Sunak told the king, according to the BBC. “It’s all done with mirrors,” the king joked.

He said the supportive messages and cards sent to him from the public had “reduced me to tears.”

The king also spoke about his admiration for cancer charities before a private meeting with Sunak in the Audience Room, which usually occurs every week.

He is continuing duties as head of state but has pulled back from public engagements while he receives treatment for an unspecified type of cancer.

Buckingham Palace made the cancer announcement in early February.

“During the king’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer,” it said in a statement. “His Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer.”

Prince Harry made a whirlwind trip back to the U.K. to see his father after discovering he had cancer.

The younger royal told Good Morning America that he was hopeful his father’s health battle could have a “reunifying” effect on the family.

“I think any illness, any sickness brings families together,” he said.

The news came after an unprecedented run of royal medical drama, with Kate Middleton having been admitted to hospital for abdominal surgery and Sarah Ferguson, Prince Andrew’s ex-wife, announcing she has skin cancer.

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