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The Palace releases a new portrait of King Charles before Easter

The Palace releases a new portrait of King Charles before Easter

In an audio message for Maundy Thursday, King Charles will tell how Jesus set “an example of how to serve and care for one another,” and how “we need and benefit greatly from those who extend a hand of friendship to us, especially in our time of need.”

Charles' words – which came after his daughter-in-law Kate Middleton revealed her cancer diagnosis, and while he himself is undergoing treatment for the disease – do not directly refer to his current medical challenges, but may be seen by some as an indirect reference to the supportive responses for both. .

Kate, Prince William and Charles all thanked the public for their well wishes following the announcement of their diagnosis. In a previous statement, Charles said he was “so proud” of Kate after her public announcement.

Words by Charles Maundy Thursday It has been reported before Mirror On Wednesday evening, a new photo of the king spread, taken while recording his audio message.

His speech is due to be heard in full at the Royal Maundy service, which will be held in Worcester Cathedral on Thursday. While he continues his treatment, Charles will not be on duty; Queen Camilla will represent the royal family instead. However, Charles is expected to attend Easter Mass on Sunday with Camilla.

The new photo of the King was taken during the recording that took place in mid-March in the 18th Century Hall at Buckingham Palace. Charles was photographed smiling at the camera and sitting behind the microphone next to a bunch of spring flowers.

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The origins of the royal covenant ritual go back to the Last Supper, when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, as recorded by Saint John. The distribution of coins is one of the oldest rituals of the monarchy.

75 women and 75 men – indicating Charles' age – will be given two suitcases, one red and one white, filled with Maundy's money. Charles, L Mirror It has been reported that the recipients of the Maundy funds will be described as “wonderful examples of such kindness” in “giving so much of their lives to serve others in their communities”.