King Charles III Smiles While Reading Sweet Get-Well Cards From Supporters

King Charles III is feeling the love.

Following the monarch’s cancer diagnosis earlier this month, he has received well-wishes from fans around the world, which have brought him comfort as he undergoes treatment. Buckingham Palace posted a video to the royal family’s Instagram account on Friday to express the king’s gratitude for the show of support.

The montage opens with Charles smiling and laughing as he reads a card, which features an illustration of a dog wearing an Elizabethan collar and has a lighthearted message: “King Charles, at least you don’t have to wear a cone!” The video cuts to footage of heaps of letters being poured out from sacks and sorted, followed by close-ups of a few handwritten notes.

Overlaid in white text is the message: “The Correspondence Team at Buckingham Palace has received more than 7,000 letters and cards from across the world. The King has been sent a selection in his daily red box of paperwork. Many share their own experiences with cancer. Others offer good wishes and advice for a speedy recovery. To everyone who took the time to write THANK YOU! As His Majesty has said, ‘Such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement.’ ”

london, england february 21 in this photo released on february 23, king charles iii reads cards and messages, sent by well wishers following his cancer diagnosis, in the 18th century room of the belgian suite at buckingham palace on february 21, 2024 in london, england following the announcement of the kings cancer diagnosis, the correspondence team at buckingham palace have received more than 7,000 letters and cards form across the world the king has been sent a selection in his daily red box of paperwork photo by jonathan brady poolgetty images

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london, england february 21 in this photo released on february 23, king charles iii reads cards and messages, sent by well wishers following his cancer diagnosis, in the 18th century room of the belgian suite at buckingham palace on february 21, 2024 in london, england following the announcement of the kings cancer diagnosis, the correspondence team at buckingham palace have received more than 7,000 letters and cards form across the world the king has been sent a selection in his daily red box of paperwork photo by jonathan brady poolgetty images

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One of the excerpted notes reads, “I wanted to tell you I am thinking of you as you face your own diagnosis and treatment and send prayers and every good wish for a speedy recovery.”

Another reads, “Chin up, chest out, remain positive and don’t let it get you down. Trust me, it works, but the main thing is family.”

“Never give up. Be brave. Don’t push your limits. Get well soon!!” reads a third.

Last week, the king spoke to United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak about the outpouring of support. “I have had so many wonderful messages and cards. It’s reduced me to tears most of the time,” he told Sunak.

This was Charles and Sunak’s first in-person meeting since his medical news was revealed. Buckingham Palace said in its initial announcement that the king has postponed public-facing duties as he undergoes a regimen of regular treatments; he has, however, maintained state business and official paperwork as usual.

In the past coupleof weeks, Charles and Queen Camilla have been staying at the royal Sandringham country estate, where they have appeared in public twice, looking like they were in high spirits while attending Sunday church services.

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