King Charles (75) attended the traditional Easter service on Sunday despite his ongoing chemotherapy. And apparently in a good mood.

The king arrived in a Bentley state limousine, but gave fans and photographers plenty of opportunity to take pictures in front of St. George’s Chapel. Charles waved and smiled at the crowd in a relaxed and balanced manner and grinned happily at his wife, Queen Camilla (76). There were no signs of exhaustion or concern in his expression, on the contrary: the king even appeared refreshed.

In his first public appearance since announcing his illness in early February, the king wore a dark blue suit, a light blue tie and a black coat. Queen Camilla appeared in a dark green dress with a matching hat and a short black jacket and black leather gloves.

The king’s siblings had already arrived: Prince Edward (60) and Duchess Sophie (59) were accompanied by their son James (16), Earl of Wessex. They were followed by the King’s sister, Princess Anne (73) and her husband Tim Laurence (69), as well as Prince Andrew (64) and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson (64), Duchess of York.

In contrast to Charles, Princess Kate (42) and Prince William (42) – as expected – skipped the Easter service this year. The princess is also currently battling cancer. The couple are said to have stayed at home with their children George (10), Charlotte (8) and Louis (5).

As the “Telegraph” had previously reported, the seating arrangement in the church was adapted to the king’s health circumstances this year. In order not to endanger his health, the ailing king and his wife Camilla are said to have been placed at a distance from the other guests and the rest of the family, reports “CNN”, among others. The Easter reception following the service will also be canceled for the king this year.