King Charles News Roundup: a New Portrait, a Surprisingly Blunt Comment About His Marriage and More

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Here’s all the King Charles news you need to know for April 12, 2024.

  • King Charles hosted a meeting at Buckingham Palace with Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey and Chief Cashier Sarah John to celebrate the arrival of the U.K.’s brand-new bank notes featuring his face. He even had a cheeky response to seeing himself on the new money.

  • King Charles and Queen Camilla have left Balmoral Castle and relocated to Birkhall for a few days. They visit the Scottish residence every year to celebrate their anniversary (which took place on April 9).

  • The monarch gave a special social media shoutout to Muslims who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr. The royal posted a blue and white graphic on X, along with a personal message.

  • King Charles’s brother, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophie, stepped in for the monarch by attending the 120th anniversary parade of The Entente Cordiale on his behalf.


  • King Charles and Queen Camilla attended Easter Sunday service at St. George’s Chapel. The monarch greeted members of the public for the first time since his cancer diagnosis.

  • Royal photographer Chris Jackson snapped a black-and-white photo of the royal couple walking into the church. Although they are facing away from the camera, their body language speaks volumes because they're angled toward each other in a non-verbal show of support.

  • During his walkabout, King Charles met a devoted royal admirer who wished him well on his journey to recovery.

  • This prompted the monarch to make a surprising comment about his marriage to Queen Camilla. While admiring his wife, he said, “I just obey my instructions.”



  • In light of his absence at the 2024 Royal Maundy Service, King Charles recorded a special message that was played during the ceremony.

  • Although it was audio only, the royal family released a portrait of the monarch that was taken during the speech.

  • On an episode of Royally Obsessed, co-hosts Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito discussed King Charles’s partnership with Burberry. Inspired by the monarch’s Highgrove House, the British fashion brand has launched a collection of scarves and trench coats that resemble the gardens at the royal residence.

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