Sources say the King’s famously healthy and active lifestyle, which includes daily walks and a military-inspired exercise regime, has left him “perfectly placed to face his cancer battle”

Charles waves as he was driven from Clarence House(AFP via Getty Images)

King Charles waved to well-wishers outside Buckingham Palace today following his first treatment for cancer as sources say his famously healthy lifestyle will stand him in good stead.

The monarch and Queen Camilla, both seen for the first time since the palace announced the King’s diagnosis, smiled at crowds along the route from his Clarence House home to the royal HQ.

The royal couple were taken to a waiting helicopter to fly to Sandringham in Norfolk, where Charles will continue his recovery. The King capped off a whirlwind 24 hours with a 30 minute meeting with his estranged son Prince Harry, who this afternoon flew into London from California.

The Duke of Sussex dropped everything, leaving his wife Meghan and his children Archie and Lilibet behind at their home in Montecito, to be by his ailing father’s side. Harry’s relationship with his entire family has been beyond fractured since he quit royal life in 2020 and published his devastating memoir Spare.

He touched down at London’s Heathrow airport 1.15pm before being whisked through the exclusive Windsor Suite to a waiting car, arriving at Clarence House in a blacked out Range Rover at 2.45pm for his scheduled meeting with the King.

Prince Harry is back in the UK(Ian Vogler / Daily Mirror)

The same car was seen racing out of the royal residence gates at 3.40pm, although it was not clear if Harry was a passenger, or was staying behind to visit his cousin Princess Beatrice who lives at nearby St James’s Palace and whose mother, Sarah Ferguson is battling her own cancer battle.

Royal sources said Charles, 75, is “remaining positive” about his prognosis as friends say his strict health and daily military fitness regime will perfectly prepare him for potential gruelling treatment. The King’s decision to return to his Norfolk estate to rest is typical of his love of the outdoors and he would find solace walking in the grounds as he prepares for weeks of “specialist treatment” in London, those close to him suggested.

Buckingham Palace has refused to provide further updates on the King’s health and prognosis, but yesterday echoed the statement on Monday which read: “His Majesty is grateful to his medical team for their expert care and swift intervention, is wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.”

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