King Charles announcement sparks reaction from British politicians: ‘It's brilliant news’

King Charles announcement sparks reaction from British politicians: ‘It's brilliant news’

WATCH: Cameron Walker describes King Charles's return to royal duties

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 26/04/2024

- 20:59

Updated: 26/04/2024

- 22:04

Sir Keir Starmer sent his best wishes to the King and Princess Kate as they continue cancer treatment

  • A statement from the palace said that the King will be returning to public-facing duties
  • Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and other politicians voiced their support for Charles
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King Charles’ announcement has numerous sparked reactions from British politicians.

The monarch released a statement confirming that he will be returning to public-facing duties as he continues to receive cancer treatment.

The palace issued a new photograph of King Charles and Queen Camilla alongside the statement ahead of the first anniversary of the Coronation.

Politicians rushed to voice their support for the King after hearing Charles was “progressing” well enough to return to his duties.

Rishi Sunak and King Charles

King Charles will be returning to public-facing duties next week


Prime Minister Rishi Sunak commented on the Royal Family’s post: “Brilliant news to end the week!”

Sir Keir Starmer also voiced his support for Charles and wished the King and the Princess of Wales “the best” as they receive cancer treatment.

The leader of the Labour Party said: “Delighted to see His Majesty looking so well, and returning to public duties.

“On behalf of the Labour Party, I wish him and the Princess of Wales the best, as they continue their recovery with the support of their families.”

The King plans to resume his public duties on Tuesday by visiting a cancer treatment centre with Queen Camilla.

In late June, he will also host a state visit from the Emperor and Empress of Japan, including a speech at a Buckingham Palace banquet.

Security Minister Tom Tugendhat voiced his support, stating: “Fantastic news. God save the King!”

Additionally, Douglass Ross, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, said he was “looking forward to seeing His Majesty return to public duties” and Claire Coutinho, the Energy Secretary, said that it was “wonderful news.”

King Charles and Queen CamillaKing Charles and Queen Camilla are approaching the anniversary of last year's CoronationMillie Pilkington

Members of the British public also voiced their relief following the announcement on social media and thanked the King for the “lovely update.”

One supporter said: “Absolutely wonderful news and beautiful picture.”

The King hopes to continue with key appointments in the royal calendar including Trooping the Colour, the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Royal Ascot.

However, the palace emphasised that “nothing can be confirmed or guaranteed at this stage.”

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