King Charles Shares Cancer Treatment Details with Rod Stewart at Gala

King Charles Continues Royal Duties Amid Health Challenges

by Zain ul Abedin
King Charles Shares Cancer Treatment Details with Rod Stewart at Gala
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In a touching revelation at the inaugural awards ceremony of The King's Foundation, Rod Stewart disclosed that King Charles III shared details of his ongoing cancer treatment. The event, held at St. James' Palace on June 11, saw notable figures like David Beckham, Naomi Campbell, and Sienna Miller, alongside Edward Enninful, gather to honor achievements aligned with the Foundation's mission.

King Charles, who has recently resumed his royal duties after Buckingham Palace announced his diagnosis in February, engaged in a candid conversation with Stewart. The rock legend, who himself battled prostate cancer, expressed admiration for the monarch's resilience.

"He had treatment today, he told me. I went through all that. I had treatment five days a week. Like him, I was still working. He’s remarkable," Stewart recounted to the Daily Mail. The King has been open about the challenges of his diagnosis, discussing the emotional impact during a visit to the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre.

"It’s always a bit of a shock when they tell you," he confided to a patient, as reported by Rebecca English of the Daily Mail. His engagements have been adapted to accommodate his treatment schedule, with assurances from his medical team about his promising progress.

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At another engagement, King Charles humorously remarked on his return to public life, telling attendees at an event that he was glad to be "out of my cage." His ongoing treatment has also been a topic of empathy in his conversations, as during a recent visit to the Army Flying Museum where he related to a veteran's experience with chemotherapy, noting a mutual loss of taste.

The King's Foundation Awards ceremony, a new annual event established by the charity founded initially by Charles in 1990, aims to recognize contributions to creating sustainable communities. Stewart, knighted in 2016 for his contributions to music and charity, lightened the mood at the ceremony, joking with Beckham about the honors of knighthood.

As the King continues to navigate his treatment, he remains actively involved in royal duties, including the upcoming Trooping the Colour, where he will appear in a slightly modified capacity.

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