King Charles waves at fans on church walk as he’s seen for first time since prostate operation
Days after he was released from a clinic after getting a procedure for an enlarged prostate, King Charles has been seen walking into church with his wife Queen Camilla and a reverend.
King Charles has been seen for the first time since his prostate operation – waving to fans as he walked to church.
The 75-year-old monarch was spotted arriving with Queen Camilla, 46, for the Sunday (04.02.24) morning service at the St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, after he left hospital on 29 January.
Reverend Canon Paul Williams joined the royals on their walk to the church, which came after Charles underwent a “corrective procedure” at the London Clinic off Harley Street.
Buckingham Palace said ahead of his hospital stay Charles would be treated for an “enlarged prostate”.
The admission of the details of the royal’s medical condition was highly unusual, but it’s been reported Charles wanted it revealed so other men would feel encouraged to go for prostate exams.
A spokesperson added Charles will now pause royal duties while he recovers, saying: “The King was discharged from hospital following planned medical treatment.
"”He has rescheduled forthcoming public engagements to allow for a period of private recuperation.
“The King would like to thank the medical team and all those involved in supporting his hospital visit.
“He is grateful for all the kind messages he has received in recent days.”
NHS England has said the ‘enlarged prostate’ page on its website received one visit every five seconds on the day Charles’ diagnosis was announced.
Charles left hospital hours after Catherine, Princess of Wales was also allowed to head home to Windsor after she had underwent successful abdominal surgery at the London Clinic.
Kensington Palace said she is making “good progress” since her procedure, and Us Weekly reported she is working from bed as she prepares for a return to public royal duties.