King Charles' Appearance At His Bank Note Reveal Has Everyone Relieved

Fans are breathing a sigh of relief following King Charles III's bank note reveal.

Since the start of 2024, the UK monarch has dealt with a flurry of health issues. In January, Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles had undergone corrective surgery after being diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. "His Majesty would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes over the past week," they said in a statement at the time (via AP). While all seemed to be well following his procedure, royal enthusiasts were thrown for another loop when the palace revealed King Charles' cancer diagnosis. In their statement, they explained that during his hospital stay, a separate issue was noted, resulting in subsequent diagnostic tests being ordered and a form of cancer being found.

"His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties," they added. While the King has taken a step back from many of his royal duties, he has been spotted riding in cars or at the odd event here and there, resulting in fans worrying about his changed appearance and overall health. However, King Charles' looked happy and healthy during a recent meeting with the Bank of England Governor — which swayed the public's feelings of worry to relief.

Everyone is saying the same thing after King Charles' recent appearance

On April 9, King Charles III was presented with the new banknotes of his reign, which feature detailed portraits of the sovereign. In addition to the monetary ceremony, many also expressed excitement over the UK monarch's appearance. On YouTube, royal enthusiasts flooded the comment section of the ceremony video, posted by The Royal Family Channel, praising the King for his refreshed and healthy look. One person wrote, "Great to see HM The King looking fit and well. Long may it continue." Another commenter echoed similar sentiments, writing, "King looks great and in good spirits."

While Buckingham Palace is keeping tight-lipped on King Charles' recovery plan, his recent appearance and increased workload have been seen by royal experts as good news. "He just keeps doing more and more work, which I think is a great sign," Newsweek chief royal correspondent Jack Royston said. "He is really showing us through his actions, that he thinks he is on the mend and getting better and that his prognosis is good." However, Jack's theory is a stark comparison to Peter Phillips', Princess Anne's only son, March 2024 interview with Sky News Australia, where he revealed that his uncle was frustrated with his recovery timeline. "He's frustrated that he can't get on and do everything that he wants to be able to do," he explained. "But he is very pragmatic [and] he understands that there's a period of time that he really needs to focus on himself."