The British King Charles III. will return to the public following positive results from his cancer treatment. The treatment is ongoing, but his doctors are “sufficiently satisfied with the progress made so that the king can now resume a number of public duties,” Buckingham Palace said on Friday. Accordingly, the 75-year-old monarch wants to visit a cancer clinic with his wife Queen Camilla (76) next Tuesday and meet with doctors and patients there. The Japanese imperial couple are scheduled to visit at the end of June and will be received by Charles and Camilla at Buckingham Palace.

Treatment progress so far “very encouraging”

Charles is “extremely encouraged to return to some public duties and very grateful to his medical team for their continued care and expertise,” a palace spokesman said. It is unclear how long the treatment will have to be continued, but the progress so far is “very encouraging” and the doctors are positive.

The announcement is likely to bring relief to many Brits and give the royal family, which has recently been hit by terrible news, a breather. But the monarch will not return completely to normality. It is not yet clear whether Charles will take part in important occasions such as his Trooping the Color birthday parade or the commemoration of the Allied landings in Normandy 80 years ago. There will be no full summer program, said the palace spokesman, any public appearance will be announced at short notice and is subject to medical advice.

Kate has completely withdrawn from the public eye

Charles’ cancer was made public at the beginning of February. It was discovered during routine prostate surgery. It is not known what form of cancer this is. But it shouldn’t be prostate cancer. The king then withdrew from the public eye, but still carried out duties behind the scenes, such as weekly audiences with the prime minister. He has been treated as an outpatient ever since.

His daughter-in-law, Princess Kate (42), also went public with a cancer diagnosis at the end of March. She has now started preventive chemotherapy, she said in a very personal video message. She was also diagnosed after an operation that was initially not suspected to be cancerous. However, it was a major operation in the abdominal cavity, about which nothing else is known. Unlike the king, she has completely withdrawn from her duties as a royal.