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King Charles is all smiles on first post-hospital outing as he joins Queen Camilla at church

The monarch, 75, was discharged from The London Clinic on Monday


King Charles and Queen Camilla arriving for the morning service at St Mary Magdalene Church© Geoff Robinson
Georgia Brown
Senior Lifestyle & Fashion Writer
February 4, 2024
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King Charles was all smiles on Sunday as he appeared to be in high spirits for his first public outing since being discharged from hospital

The King, 75, stepped out beside his wife, Queen Camilla, 76, smiling and waving to the public as the couple walked to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, on Sunday morning.

Charles looked smart in grey suit trousers and his beloved camel-coloured coat, which he paired with brown suede boots. Camilla embodied effortless sophistication in a dark brown coat, a vibrant printed silk scarf and a fur-lined hat as she and her husband took a brisk walk.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla arrive to attend a Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Picture date: Sunday February 4, 2024.© Joe Giddens - PA Images
King Charles appeared to be in high spirits after his surgery

The monarch was discharged from The London Clinic on Monday, where he received medical treatment for an enlarged prostate.

While exact details of the King's treatment have not been disclosed, it is understood that Charles underwent a corrective procedure for the benign condition last week. 

King Charles III and Queen Camilla arrive to attend a Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Picture date: Sunday February 4, 2024.© Joe Giddens - PA Images
The King was discharged from hopsital on Monday

It has since been reported that he could take up to a month off from public duties as he recuperates from his surgery.

Despite his recent hospital admission, the King appears well and unfazed by his treatment, quickly returning to his usual Sunday ritual of attending Church in Sandringham with his wife. Get the inside scoop on the monarch's hospital stay in the latest episode of A Right Royal Podcast below...

 "He is probably the fittest man of his age I know," Camilla formerly said of her husband. 

"He'll walk and walk and walk.  He's like a mountain goat, he leaves everybody miles behind," she revealed on BBC Radio 5 Live's The Emma Barnett Show in 2020.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla attended the Sunday service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene© Max Mumby/Indigo
King Charles III and Queen Camilla attended the Sunday service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene

Indeed, King Charles' fitness at 75 is no doubt a credit to his health. The King is said to follow a military-style exercise regime known as the 5BX Plan (five basic exercises). 

The daily program features a range of movements, including push-ups, sit-ups, back extensions and running on the spot - and takes just 12 minutes per day. 

Charles waves as he leaves hospital with Camilla© Getty
Charles seemed in good spirits as he left the hospital

While he most likely hasn't returned to the gym just yet, earlier this week, Camilla said her husband was “doing his best” following his release from hospital as she opened a cancer support centre at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

Charles is understood to have wanted to share the news of his enlarged prostate to encourage other men to get themselves checked.

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Georgia Brown
Senior Lifestyle & Fashion Writer

I am HELLO!'s Senior Lifestyle & Fashion Writer, a role that has seen me reporting from red carpets, interviewing stars, writing original features and covering the latest fashion, beauty and lifestyle news since 2021.


In the years since I joined HELLO! there has rarely been a royal fashion moment I haven't covered. From delving into the archives to uncover the Princess of Wales' It-girl university looks to analysing Princess Anne's timeless sustainable wardrobe, I'm often looking behind the seams of the royal style set's latest looks.


I have a personal interest in sustainability, and can usually be found trawling Vinted for second-hand fashion finds, sourcing creative ways to alter my own clothes or scouting the best thrifted looks on the streets of London Fashion Week.


When I'm not working on the magazine's digital or print edition, you can also find me on HELLO!'s Youtube channel, or on TikTok taking on royal challenges - an online series I am proud to have created - or dissecting the latest major red carpet style moments.


Prior to working at HELLO! I achieved my Master's degree in Journalism & Documentary Film. Previous bylines include Harper's Bazaar and Women's Health. Find me on Instagram or TikTok (@geeleighbee).

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