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Queen Camilla Gives King Charles Health Update: He Is "Doing His Best"

Queen Camilla continues her normal schedule of royal engagements as King Charles recovers from his prostate surgery and three-night stay in the hospital.

Yesterday, she hosted a reception at Windsor Castle, and today, she opened a new cancer support center at the Royal Free Hospital. At the reception today, Queen Camilla was asked about her husband's health. "He’s getting on, doing his best," she said. One attendee told Camilla, "All best wishes to His Majesty for the very best recovery," to which she replied, "Thank you very much, that’s very kind. I’ll pass it on."

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King Charles, with Queen Camilla, leaves The London Clinic on January 29, 2024.Karwai Tang - Getty Images

King Charles was discharged from the London Clinic on Monday, and Queen Camilla joined him as he walked out the front door. In a statement, Buckingham Palace said that the King "has rescheduled forthcoming public engagements to allow for a period of private recuperation." They added, "He would like to thank the medical team and all those involved in supporting his hospital visit, and is grateful for all the kind messages he has received in recent days."

He was admitted on Friday for his scheduled surgery, and upon his admittance, the Palace said, "His Majesty would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes over the past week and is delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness."

Elsewhere in royal news, Kate Middleton was also discharged from the hospital on Monday, but left privately, and is now recuperating in her home, Adelaide Cottage, which is located on the Windsor Castle estate. Prince William has postponed engagements to care for her and their children.

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