King Charles makes another appearance on the Queen’s belated birthday as he takes his wife Queen Camilla to church

King Charles appeared cheerful on Sunday as he rode his wife Queen Camilla to church at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral.

The monarch, 75, was photographed behind the wheel looking dapper in his trusty tweed coat, while Camilla, 76, looked her usual smart self in a crisp white shirt and pearl earrings.

The royal couple was on their way to a Sunday service

The royal couple was spotted on what would have been the late Queen Elizabeth II’s 98th birthday. To mark the occasion, Sarah, Duchess of York, posted a poignant message on Instagram.

Charles was pictured driving Queen Camilla to church

Alongside a joyful image of the late monarch dressed in lilac, Sarah, 64, wrote: “Today we remember Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on what would have been her (98th) birthday. Thank you for all you have taught us, for being a steadfast leader and dear friend. You are greatly missed.”

Charles and Camilla’s church visit comes after they privately celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary, with Charles having a brief engagement at Buckingham Palace, where he was presented with the first banknotes bearing his portrait by Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey.

It was a milestone for the monarch, who is undergoing treatment for an unknown form of cancer, to see his image on the new polymer banknotes, just over a year and a half since the start of his reign.

King Charles was crowned at Westminster Abbey on May 6

He is only the second British monarch to grace the banknotes of the Bank of England – and it is the first time that the image of one sovereign has been replaced by another.

His Majesty has scaled back his public appearances due to the ongoing treatment. At the time of his diagnosis, the palace released a statement saying: “During the King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate area of ​​concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic testing has identified a form of cancer.”

King Charles and Queen Camilla attended the Easter Mattins Service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

In March, he made his first major public appearance since announcing his cancer diagnosis, when he led the royals at the annual Easter Mattins service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

He was accompanied by a number of senior royals, including Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, who all arrived shortly before the King and Queen.

Balmoral was the late queen’s happy place

The monarch is currently in Scotland, home to his beloved retreat, Balmoral. And later this year, Charles will make history as he prepares to open his Scottish residence to the public for the first time since the castle was completed in 1855.

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Guided tours for up to ten people are available from July 1 to August 4, before the King and Queen arrive for their annual summer holiday.

The idyllic estate has long been a firm favorite among the royals and was considered the place where the late Queen felt ‘happiest’. Princess Eugenie said of Her Majesty’s love of Scotland: “I think Grandma is happiest there. I think she really, really loves the Highlands.”

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