When it comes to his health, Charles is no ordinary King

He eats organic food, has never smoked and follows a strict exercise regime – our health-conscious King is committed to staying in peak condition and will be cheered by the longevity of his parents, says Hugo Vickers

Monday 05 February 2024 21:14 GMT
The King and Queen departing The London Clinic last week
The King and Queen departing The London Clinic last week (PA)

A mere two years ago, the headlines on 6 February 2022 heralded the remarkable achievement of the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II – 70 years on the throne. We saw her cutting a cake at Sandringham, and she tidied up one of the last serious issues of her reign – asking that, when the time came, Charles’s wife should be the Queen Consort.

In 1952, 6 February marked the death of King George VI. He had died peacefully at Sandringham in the early hours of that day.

Seventy-two years on, the news about King Charles and his cancer diagnosis has, therefore, come as a considerable shock to the nation.

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