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King Charles speaks about friendship “in times of need” in his first speech since Kate Middleton's cancer diagnosis. – Monomaxos

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King Charles speaks about friendship “in times of need” in his first speech since Kate Middleton's cancer diagnosis.

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King Charles spoke about friendship and service in his first speech since then Kate Middleton's The cancer diagnosis was announced on Thursday, March 28th. The king's remarks were recorded and played during a Maundy Thursday service at Worcester Cathedral in England. During the emotional message, he spoke about the importance of friendship and leadership through service.

At the beginning of the speech, Charles expressed his disappointment at not being able to attend the service in person before telling a story about Jesus. “Ladies and gentlemen, it is a great sadness for me that I cannot be with you all today. Maundy Service has a very special place in my heart. It has its origins in the life of our Lord, who knelt before his disciples and, to their great surprise, washed their weary feet,” he said. “As we have just heard, he deliberately set an example for them and for all of us about how we should serve and care for one another.”

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Whilst Charles spoke about the many organizations helping people across the UK and the 'kindness' of different people who serve their communities, he spoke about the importance of friendship in difficult times. “We need and benefit greatly from those who extend the hand of friendship to us, especially in our time of need,” he said.

He concluded by talking about how he tries to follow in Jesus' footsteps as he delivered an Easter message to the community. This service here in Worcester Cathedral reminds me of the promise I made at the beginning of the coronation service to follow Christ's example, not to be served, but to serve. I have always tried to do this with all my heart and continue to do so. It is my special prayer today that our Lord’s example of serving one another will continue to inspire us and strengthen all of our communities,” he said. “May God bless you all this Easter.”

The speech came more than a month after Charles announced he had been diagnosed with cancer after undergoing surgery for an enlarged prostate. He continued to make occasional public appearances during his treatment.

Charles' Easter message also came about a week after his daughter-in-law Kate Middleton announced she had also been diagnosed with cancer. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said it was very supportive of the Princess of Wales in her own battle for health. “[The king] is so proud of Catherine for her courage to speak out the way she did,” they said in a statement Entertainment tonight.

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