The palace recently announced that King Charles III. (75) will soon attend his first official appointment since his cancer diagnosis. On April 30, he visited a cancer treatment center with his wife, Queen Camilla (76). It was said via Instagram, among other things, that this date was chosen to emphasize the special “milestone”. A palace insider is now talking about what exactly the royals want to show with the visit.

The King and Queen hoped to show that cancer “not only affects those who have cancer, but everyone around them,” the anonymous source is quoted by the British Telegraph as saying. That’s why Charles and Camilla asked to meet not only patients, but also their families. “Although every patient is different, one of the things they hope to do is show and experience how people can lead fulfilling lives during treatment, not just afterward,” it continues. “Cancer can be a scary word, but it doesn’t have to be a scary experience.”

After King Charles III. After being discharged from a London clinic after prostate surgery, the palace announced around three months ago that appropriate tests had independently diagnosed cancer. The British monarch immediately sought treatment and, on the advice of his doctors, he no longer performed any public duties. According to British media reports, Charles is still undergoing treatment but is being encouraged to return to some public work. The doctors are satisfied with his progress so far, but appointments will be adjusted if necessary in order to minimize risks as part of his further recovery.

Exactly which facility the royals will visit on Tuesday has not yet been announced. The palace’s announcement said that Charles and Camilla would meet patients and medical professionals. According to the report, the couple’s other goals include raising awareness of the disease, highlighting research efforts and personally thanking doctors who work in the field.

Charles’ daughter-in-law, Princess Kate (42), is also struggling with cancer. The wife of Prince William (41) made her illness public in March and announced that she had started preventive chemotherapy.