Royal news – live: Queen Camilla issues playful warning to King Charles about his ongoing cancer treatment

Queen Camilla issued a playful warning to King Charles after revealing her husband is “getting better”, joking to guests at a royal engagement: “Well, he would be [getting better] if he behaved himself.”

The Queen, 76, has been frank in her view that the King should slow down following his cancer diagnosis earlier this year.

But the King has appeared in high spirits after throwing himself back into public life following the greenlight by doctors last month.

The King appeared in a buoyant mood on a visit to the Royal Opera House on Thursday night as he made a surprise appearance – which came a week after claims he snubbed Prince Harry twice on his visit to the UK.

The Duke of Sussex spent three days in his home country for the first time since February and while many expected him to meet his father, this did not happen.

A representative for the Duke confirmed that this was the result of the King’s busy schedule this week, which has seen him attend five events in 48 hours.

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Royal to attend series of events to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day

On June 5, the Princess Royal, accompanied by her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, will unveil a statue of a Second World War Canadian Royal Regina Rifleman and attend a reception in Normandy with members of the regiment.

They will also join Normandy veterans at an RBL commemoration service at Bayeux War Cemetery and attend an annual service of remembrance at Bayeux Cathedral.

On June 6, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh will join veterans and their families at the RBL’s remembrance service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, while the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are expected to attend a commemorative event at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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Charles’ return to duties continues

The announcement follows a number of official appearances Charles has made since his return to public duties after his cancer diagnosis.

This week he visited Middle Wallop air base in Hampshire to hand over a role with the Army Air Corps to the Prince of Wales, hosted his first investiture ceremony since returning to official duties, unveiled his first portrait as king, attended a service honouring the Order of the British Empire at St Paul’s Cathedral and hosted a garden party for 4,000 people from the creative industries.

Kate appealed for her family to have time, space and privacy when she announced her diagnosis of an undisclosed form of cancer in March, and said she had begun chemotherapy.

Her husband gave a positive update about her treatment as he toured a hospital on the Isles of Scilly last Friday, saying “she’s doing well”.

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Charles, Camilla and William to attend D-Day anniversary events in Normandy

The King, Queen and Prince of Wales will attend commemorative events in Normandy to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Buckingham Palace has said.

Charles and Camilla will be at the Ministry of Defence and Royal British Legion’s (RBL) event at the British Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer on June 6, and William will attend the Canadian commemorative ceremony at the Juno Beach Centre, Courseulles-sur-Mer, on the same date.

The prince will then attend the international commemorative ceremony at Omaha Beach, Saint Laurent sur Mer, later that day alongside 25 heads of state and veterans from around the world.

The Princess of Wales is not expected to travel to France.

On June 5, Charles, Camilla and William will attend the UK’s national commemorative event in Portsmouth.

Other members of the royal family will also mark the anniversary of the D-Day landings over the two dates.

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Lady Amelia Windsor ‘honoured’ as she debuts first ever Chelsea Flower Show garden plot

Lady Amelia Windsor has said she is “excited and honoured” to be making her debut at the Chelsea Flower Show.

The 28-year-old granddaughter of the Duke of Kent and King Charles’s second cousin once removed, showed off her plot for the first time ahead of next week’s opening.

“So excited and honoured to be a very small part of the team for Kent Wildflower Seeds’s first garden at the Chelsea Flower Show,” she wrote on Instagram.

As revealed on Instagram, she is showcasing her gardening talents by creating a wildflower pot for the show which runs from the 21st to the 25th of May.

Amelia is not the only member of her family to have a passion for the natural world, so too does her cousin, King Charles, who has confirmed that he will be visiting the Chelsea Flower Show on on Monday alongside Queen Camilla.

Lady Amelia Windsor (Getty)
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Anne ‘asked pertinent questions’ about women in WW2 navy, says veteran

The Princess Royal “asked pertinent questions” at a Buckingham Palace garden party about the work of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS), a Second World War veteran said.

The event on Friday was attended by 2,000 beneficiaries of The Not Forgotten Association which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for ex-servicemen and women and serving personnel with disabilities, illness or injuries.

Anne has been the patron of the charity, which supported more than 12,000 individuals last year, since 2000. Accompanied by her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the royal couple stood on the steps of the garden to observe the national anthem, before greeting representatives and beneficiaries of the organisation.

Anne, wearing a beige dress and jacket with cream gloves and a pearl necklace, smiled and laughed as she shook hands and spoke with attendees including veterans from all services.

Marie Scott, 97, who lives near Kingston-upon-Thames in Surrey, worked as a radio operator on D-Day at 17 years old to relay messages to the frontline on the beaches in France. She spoke with the princess about her time in the WRNS.

Ms Scott said: “She asked me about my service. I told her where I was but she’d clearly heard of Fort Southwick because she asked pertinent questions so it was very interesting.”

The Princess Royal greeted beneficiaries and representatives of The Not Forgotten Association at a garden party at Buckingham Palace (Victoria Jones/PA) (PA Wire)
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Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh take part in Ceremony of the Keys

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh took part in a special Church of Scotland service during a visit to Edinburgh.

The Ceremony of the Keys was held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Friday, to mark the start of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The guard of honour, Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland marched during the ceremony.

Chief Constable of Police Scotland, Jo Farrell also attended, and journalist, TV correspondent and British Army reservist Major-General Alastair Bruce.

During the Ceremony of the Keys the Lord High Commissioner, in this case the Duke of Edinburgh, as the King’s representative, receives the keys from the Lord Provost.

He was previously Lord High Commissioner in 2014, as Earl of Wessex, and represented his mother, the late Queen.

The Duchess of Edinburgh inspects the guard of honour (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Wire)
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King Charles says he’s ‘not too bad’ amid cancer battle

King Charles opened up about his cancer battle at the Royal Opera House last night and said he is feeling “not too bad”.

The Monarch, 75, only just returned to work last month, and despite reports that he would be undertaking a reduced summer schedule, he attended five events in just 48 hours – culminating in this surprise appearance at the opera.

Performers learned that the King would be watching 20 minutes before the show began and he later joined them on stage for a standing ovation.

The King says he’s feeling ‘not too bad’ amid his cancer battle (AP)
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Meghan Markle reveals hopes for Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet’s futures

Meghan Markle has opened up about how the children she met in Nigeria reminded her of her own – Prince Archie, five, and Princess Lilibet, two.

Recalling a visit to a school on the first day of her three-day tour with Prince Harry, she said: “I saw myself in them. I see the potential in all of these young girls – and, by the way, in these young boys as well.

“It’s what we see in our own children – to give them that promise and excitement for their futures,” she added to PEOPLE.

Meghan Markle said the children in Nigeria reminded her of her own (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
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Prince Harry praises the ‘transformative power’ of sport

Prince Harry praised the “transformative power” of sport while reflecting on his recent trip to Nigeria in celebration of the Invictus Games.

The Duke of Sussex said this was brought home to him on a visit to a military hospital in Kaduna, where he witnessed “very low morale” among the injured.

“Out of those 50, there were two guys who were smiley and happy. And they were the two who were in Germany [at the Düsseldorf Invictus Games] last year,” he told PEOPLE.

“That experience of knowing what life post-injury is like gives people so much hope. And hope, hope, hope is a huge part of this.”

Harry founded the games in 2014 to give wounded, sick and injured service people a chance to showcase their sporting talents.