- Written by Thomas Mackintosh and Louisa Pilbeam at Sandringham
- BBC News
King Charles attended church at Sandringham in his first public outing since Buckingham Palace announced his cancer diagnosis.
The king waved to members of the public as he walked outside the Church of St. Mary Magdalene with his wife, Queen Camilla.
It comes after the 75-year-old royal thanked people on Saturday for their “support and well wishes” since the news emerged.
He said all people with cancer knew that “such kind thoughts” were “the greatest comfort and encouragement.”
About 100 well-wishers gathered on Sunday as the king entered the church at Sandringham and spoke briefly with the Reverend Dr Paul Williams.
Crowds gathered around the gates of the private estate, but they were not allowed to enter the grounds, which are closed to the public until Easter.
King Charles left Clarence House in London for his residence in Norfolk on Tuesday, accompanied by the Queen. His youngest son, the Duke of Sussex, had flown in from the United States for a short visit earlier that day.
The king's cancer was discovered while undergoing treatment in London for an enlarged prostate in January.
While the type of cancer was not revealed, the palace confirmed that it was not prostate cancer.
King Charles has stepped back from all public duties while he receives treatment, with senior royals – including Queen Camilla and the Prince of Wales – taking over his duties at some events.
“It is equally encouraging to hear how sharing my diagnosis has helped enhance public understanding and highlight the work of all those organizations who support cancer patients and their families across the UK and more widely,” the King wrote in his letter of thanks. world.
“My lifelong admiration for their tireless care and dedication is a result of my personal experience.”
Diagnosis of King Charles Cancer
Ahead of his message on Saturday, the Queen spoke at an event at Salisbury Cathedral on Thursday and described the support as “absolutely delightful”.
Prince William also expressed his gratitude for the messages of support he sent to his father and to his wife, the Princess of Wales, as she recovered from abdominal surgery.
She is not expected to return to her royal duties until after Easter.
- Get the latest royal stories and analysis straight to your inbox every week with the Royal Watch newsletter – sign up here
“Lifelong beer expert. General travel enthusiast. Social media buff. Zombie maven. Communicator.”