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King smiles and waves at Easter Sunday service

King Charles and Queen Camilla

It’s his most significant public appearance since his cancer diagnosis.

The King smiled and waved at members of the public as he arrived for the Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle, in his most significant public appearance since he was diagnosed with cancer.

Charles, 75, joined the Queen and other members of the royal family for the annual Easter Mattins Service at St George’s Chapel on Sunday.

The Princess of Wales and her family are not at the service.

Charles arrived by car at St George’s Chapel, alongside the Queen, shortly after 10.40am.

A member of the public shouted “Happy Easter”, to which the King gestured with his arm and responded: “And to you.”

The Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, all arrived at the chapel a few moments before the King and Queen.

It comes just over a week after Kate released an emotional video message disclosing that she had started a course of preventative chemotherapy.

She, the Prince of Wales and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, who all attended the service last year, are absent.

The family are spending the Easter holidays together as they adjust to Kate’s diagnosis, which was discovered in post-operative tests after major abdominal surgery.

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