King Charles III resumed his public activities in London on Tuesday April 30, after three months of absence linked to his cancer. The king, 75, still undergoing treatment, has – this is a symbol – chosen to go to a specialized cancer center, with Queen Camilla, 76. Arriving in a royal Bentley at the Macmillan center at University College Hospital late in the morning, the king spent around forty minutes there.

Buckingham Palace announced on Friday April 26 that Charles III would resume a “certain number” of commitments, “carefully calibrated,” in “close consultation with his doctors.” They are “very encouraged by the progress made so far and remain optimistic about the continued recovery of the king,” the palace said.

The King and Queen are due to receive Emperor Naruhito of Japan and his wife, Empress Masako, in June on an unspecified date for a state visit at the invitation of the British government. Other possible commitments (Royal Ascot, 80th anniversary of D-Day – landing in Normandy, Trooping the Color in June, traditional garden parties) will be taken according to the advice of doctors, when their date approaches.

The palace announced in early February that Charles III was suffering from cancer, discovered after prostate surgery in January. His nature and state of progress were never specified, but the announcement of his illness was in itself a small revolution, breaking the silence surrounding the health of sovereigns until then.