King Charles returns to Clarence House without Camilla as Queen leads Royal Family in Windsor

King Charles returns to Clarence House without Camilla as Queen leads Royal Family in Windsor

Watch: Michael Cole talks about Prince William being absent at Constantine's memorial

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 27/02/2024

- 20:29

Updated: 27/02/2024

- 20:31

Queen Camilla led a memorial service today for the former Greek monarch King Constantine as King Charles continues his cancer treatment

King Charles has returned to Clarence House without Camilla as the Queen leads the Royal Family at an event in Windsor today.

The monarch left Windsor Castle this morning before a service for his late second cousin, King Constantine of Greece, began.

Hours later the King was pictured waving to well-wishers as he arrived at Clarence House in London.

Charles is being treated for cancer in London and has not been carrying out any public-facing duties since his diagnosis on February 5.

King Charles

King Charles did not attend a memorial service for his second-cousin today


This means the King missed a thanksgiving event in honour of the late King Constantine of the Hellenes at St George’s Chapel.

The Prince of Wales also pulled out of the service today due to "personal reasons" and called the Greek royal family to let them know he was unable to attend.

Kensington Place was quick to reassure the public that the Princess of Wales continues to be doing well in her recovery from abdominal surgery.

The last King of Greece, Constantine, who died in January last year, was Prince William’s godfather.

Queen CamillaQueen Camilla led the royals at today's memorial serviceGetty

Queen Camilla was joined at the thanksgiving service today by a number of British and European royals.

Princess Anne and Timothy Laurence, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew and Zara and Mike Tindall paid their respects to the late King.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were also in attendance, but Princess Eugenie was notably absent.

European royals including King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain were also attending the event.

Royal Family

Despite the absence of Kate, William and the King, many other members of the British Royal Family attended the memorial service today

King Constantine and King CharlesKing Constantine and King Charles together in 2002PA

King Charles was a close friend to his Greek relative, Constantine, who lived in the UK for almost 50 years after the Greek monarchy was abolished.

Charles and Constantine were second cousins through their fathers; Prince Philip and Constantine’s father, King Paul of Greece, who were first cousins.

Constantine died at the age of 82 on January 10, 2023, after spending a number of years ill.

A number of British royals attended his funeral in Athens including the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Time Laurence.

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