/ 12 February 2024

Rooting for a royal recovery


King Charles has spoken publicly for the first time since his cancer diagnosis, offering his “most heartfelt thanks” to those who have offered their support, which has brought him the “greatest comfort and encouragement”. The 75yo penned the letter of gratitude at his home in Sandringham, where he is recovering between trips to London for weekly meetings with PM Rishi Sunak and ongoing treatment for an unspecified illness. His diagnosis has encouraged others to check their health, with the UK’s National Health Service reporting a 51% jump in people searching for symptoms of cancer. As for Prince Harry’s big week – it got a bit bigger after agreeing to a $1 million settlement for his lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers over the weekend. Last year, London’s High Court ruled that he had been a victim of unlawful phone hacking.

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