King Charles III is going on his first overseas trip since his cancer treatment.

Buckingham Palace announced on Friday, May 17, that King Charles, 75, and Queen Camilla will visit France in June with other royal family members to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

They will first visit monuments in Portsmouth, England, and then travel to Ver-sur-Mer in Normandy, France. On Thursday, June 6, Charles and Camilla will attend a special event at the British Normandy Memorial, organized by The Ministry of Defense and the Royal British Legion. King Charles is a patron of the Royal British Legion.

King Charles III Karwai Tang/WireImage


Prince William and Princess Anne will join them in Normandy for more events.

Charles recently started his public duties again in April after a short break for cancer treatment. In February, the palace confirmed that Charles had been diagnosed with cancer, but they did not specify the type.

In a statement, Charles thanked everyone for their support, saying, “As all those who have been affected by cancer will know, such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement.” He also mentioned that sharing his diagnosis has helped raise awareness and support for cancer organizations.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

While Charles was on break, Prince William, Queen Camilla, and Prince Edward took over his duties.

By April, Charles received positive news from his doctors. The palace stated, “His Majesty’s medical team are very encouraged by the progress made so far and remain positive about the King’s continued recovery.” They also mentioned that future engagements will be adjusted to ensure his recovery continues smoothly.

Charles is not the only royal dealing with cancer. In March, Princess Kate Middleton, Prince William’s wife, announced that she had been diagnosed with cancer two months earlier. She is also taking a break from her public duties to undergo preventive chemotherapy.

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