King Charles' doctors are said to have concerns about the upcoming trip

King Charles' doctors are said to have concerns about the upcoming trip

Australia, Samoa and New Zealand

Updated June 22, 2024 at 1:06 p.m

After being diagnosed with cancer, King Charles has often appeared in public in good spirits in recent weeks. But his doctors are now said to have concerns about a scheduled two-week trip to Australia, Samoa and New Zealand in October – which is why there must be changes.

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The planned trip to Australia, Samoa and New Zealand could be for King Charles III. (75) and his wife, Queen Camilla (76), appeared differently than initially planned.

how British newspaper “The Mirror”. The October visit will remain shorter – and all appointments in New Zealand may be cancelled, according to an insider. The king decided this on the advice of his doctors, who feared he would overexert himself in the midst of his battle against cancer.

King Charles should travel less

Australia and Samoa remain on the travel list, but the royal couple will not head to New Zealand. The newspaper quoted the informed source as saying: “It will be a bitter disappointment for both sides.” In April, there was still talk of a two-week trip down. It is now said that the stay in Australia will be reduced to about six days. After a rest of a day or two, King W queen For three days to the island nation of Samoa, where a meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government will be held.

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As The Mirror reported, Buckingham Palace has not yet announced the details of the trip to Australia. Officials are currently working with the federal government Down Under to finalize the royal couple's itinerary in the coming weeks. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, 61, said some time ago that planning was underway. “The King has shown compassion to Australians affected by recent natural disasters, just as Australians showed compassion and support to the King after he was diagnosed with cancer,” he said. “The King, Queen and members of the Royal Family are always welcome in Australia.”

The royal's proposed itinerary from Queensland is expected to include a visit to Brisbane's Prince Charles Hospital, a trip to the Gold Coast and then north to Cairns, where the king will meet those affected by the devastating floods in January. Next up, it could be Lizard Island, an hour's flight north of the city, where the royal couple have been offered the use of a luxury home and cottage owned by Racing Queensland boss Steven Wilson.

Charles has a long relationship with Australia

Since 1867, the British royal family has visited Australia more than 50 times, including only six visits before 1954. Elizabeth II is the first and only monarch of Australia to set foot on Australian soil. Her first visit was in February 1954. Her last visit to Australia was in 2011. Charles has also gone there several times, but never as king. The last time he and Camilla visited Australia as Crown Princesses was in 2018 to celebrate the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Charles has a close connection to Australia, where he attended a private school for a semester in 1966.

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He has also visited New Zealand several times: as Prince of Wales, he made ten visits, three of them with Camilla. The couple last visited New Zealand in November 2019 on a six-day tour. There may be no going back in five years. “It is very hopeful that there will be more opportunities in the future,” the insider said. However, everyone realizes that the king's health must be taken into account. Charles spent three nights in hospital in January due to an enlarged prostate before being diagnosed with cancer the following month. He returned to public duties at the end of April and has recently appeared in good spirit at several major events such as the Trooping the Color birthday parade and the Royal Ascot horse race. (eh/spot)
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