Princess Anne's son gives rare insight into King Charles's recovery

Princess Anne's son gives rare insight into King Charles's recovery

WATCH NOW: Princess Anne’s son says the King is 'frustrated' at his recovery time

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 24/03/2024

- 16:06

The King was diagnosed with a form of cancer last month

  • Peter Phillips has given a rare interview
  • Princess Anne also has a daughter named Zara Tindall
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Princess Anne's son has given a rare insight into King Charles's recovery in a new interview.

King Charles's nephew has shared the monarch is in "good spirits" but his recovery is taking a "little longer" than expected.

Peter Phillips, 46, said the King is "hugely frustrated" he cannot do everything that he wants to do.

Phillips, the only son of Princess Anne and her first husband Captain Mark Phillips, added that his uncle is "pragmatic" and knows he needs to "focus on himself" to get better.

King  Charles and Peter Phillips

Peter Phillips has given a new interview

Getty / Sky News Australia

The father-of-two is currently visiting Australia as a patron of the charity ISPS Handa.

During his visit, Phillips said King Charles is "pushing" his staff to let him resume more royal duties, contrary to the advice of his medical team.

He added: "He is in good spirits but ultimately he is hugely frustrated.

"He's frustrated he can't get on and do everything he wants to be able to do.

Peter Phillips

Peter Phillips is not a working member of the Royal Family


"But he is very pragmatic, he understands there's a period of time he really needs to focus on himself.

"But at the same time he is always pushing his staff and everybody - his doctors and nurses - to say 'Can I do this, can I do that'.

"I think the overriding message is he is obviously very keen to get back to a form of normality and he's probably frustrated that his recovery is taking a little longer than he would want it to."

He continued to tell Sky News Australia that the Princess of Wales is "remarkable" amid the news of her health battle and said she and William have "got it right" in balancing their public life and family life.

King Charles has undergone cancer treatment nowKing Charles is currently undergoing cancer treatmentGetty
Peter Phillips and Princess Anne

Peter Phillips is Princess Anne's eldest child


Queen Camilla has previously told well-wishers that King Charles "is doing very well".

It emerged yesterday that King Charles was left "feeling very emotional" after having a private lunch with the Princess of Wales the day before she shared her cancer diagnosis to the world.

The monarch travelled from London to Windsor Castle on Thursday for a heart-to-heart with his daughter-in-law.

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