King Charles went to church at Sandringham & released a statement of thanks

Over the weekend, there was a lot of “cleanup” following a pretty chaotic week in royal news. Buckingham Palace announced King Charles’s cancer diagnosis one week ago, and what followed was a quick visit from Prince Harry and a lot of weirdness around Prince William. In all of the cleanup pieces about the Windsors, they made it clear that Charles wants to be seen as much as he can, to reassure the country that he’ll recover and that everything will be fine. Charles won’t be doing public events, of course, but he will look for ways to be photographed in the coming weeks and months. As if on cue, Charles and Camilla set up yet another church-stroll photo-op in Sandringham on Sunday, just like they did the Sunday before they announced Charles’s cancer. Reportedly, Charles will probably release photos of himself, working from Highgrove or Sandringham during his treatment too.

On Saturday, Buckingham Palace also released a statement from Charles, thanking people for all of their well-wishes and prayers.

In a statement released by Buckingham Palace on Saturday, the 75-year-old monarch expressed his thanks for all of the well-wishes he has received in the wake of his health news.

“I would like to express my most heartfelt thanks for the many messages of support and good wishes I have received in recent days,” the King said in the statement. “As all those who have been affected by cancer will know, such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement.”

“It is equally heartening to hear how sharing my own diagnosis has helped promote public understanding and shine a light on the work of all those organisations which support cancer patients and their families across the U.K. and wider world,” the statement continued. “My lifelong admiration for their tireless care and dedication is all the greater as a result of my own personal experience.”

[From People]

A nice thank you and an acknowledgement that Charles’s health disclosures have moved the needle on “men talking about and seeking medical care,” as well as more conversations about cancer, in general. The palace has said that they’re not going to give many updates on Charles’s treatment or condition, but I actually believe that if things take a turn for the worse, the palace probably will warn us or prepare people. I hope it doesn’t come to that.

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  1. Good for him. If his chemo is anything like mine was it won’t bother him too much and he will be able to get things done.

  2. TIFFANY says:

    The PR bar is in hell, but Chuckles and Side Piece seem to get all of this right.

    • Layla Beans says:

      I came to say the same thing. On their cancer PR, they’re doing a pretty good job (nonsense re: H aside). Much better than William and Kate, who are not doing well at this at all.

    • Sunday says:

      100%, and all I can think of is how much angrier that must be making Will, how much more rage fuel that must be pouring on the incandescent fire. Like, at his core, Will is a hater – he’s not the type of person to see someone else succeed and think welp, I just need to do better. No, he’s the type of person who, if he forgot to do his homework for class he’d just rip up someone else’s so he wasn’t the only one.

      We know all the left behind royals read the tabloids religiously. Will has obviously seen Charles/Camilla’s glowing, pristine PR and it sends him into a rage and so he calls his favorite pet rota rats to rant about how it’s not fair to ask him to do anything and how dare Harry do …whatever he’s doing etc etc.

      Whether they’re actively trying to or it’s just a fun side effect, it’s like Camilla can goad him into destroying himself just by *not* being her usual b*tch self in the media.

  3. Jan90067 says:

    It’d be more impactful if he told just what *kind* of cancer, and warning signs, so people could be educated on what to look for in their own health screenings.

    Frankly, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was all a PR stunt, not really cancer, just to garner sympathy for his pathetic reign and the way things are falling apart already.

    I would put NOTHING past this family.

  4. lamejudi says:

    This all just makes Kate and Will’s behavior look even stranger. Like or dislike Charles, a cancer diagnosis and treatment is serious. By staying silent and not being photographed, logical minds wonder what does Kate have that’s more serious than cancer?

    Is she that seriously ill? Or have she and Wills decided to just stubbornly stick with their badly managed messaging?

    • Lady Digby says:

      Exactly the marked contrast in approaches between KC and Junior has been glaring. Keeping calm and carrying on to steady the ship and provide reassurance versus bunker mentality creating mystification and suspicion about what is being hidden and why?

  5. Murphy says:

    Running circles around Peg.

  6. Kristen from MA says:

    I’ve never had cancer, but I imagine that those going through treatment like to adhere to normal routine as much as possible. Seems like Charles intends to do that.

  7. Libra says:

    I hope William is paying attention. The is how it’s done. Part of me thinks he doesn’t get the comparison.

  8. Nic919 says:

    This is a master class in PR. Whoever is handling this from BP is doing this well. And Charles showing himself while going to church every week? Chefs kiss.

    It makes the contrast with the clown car in KP even more obvious and the scary thought is that KP is the future. Not the past.