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King Charles Returns to London with Queen Camilla By His Side amid His Cancer Diagnosis

The King and Queen were photographed arriving at Clarence House on Tuesday morning

<p>Jordan Pettitt/PA Images via Getty Images</p> King Charles and Queen Camilla arrive at Clarence House in London on Tuesday morning

Jordan Pettitt/PA Images via Getty Images

King Charles and Queen Camilla arrive at Clarence House in London on Tuesday morning

King Charles has returned to London with Queen Camilla by his side amid his cancer diagnosis.

The 75-year-old monarch was pictured in the back of a car alongside Queen Camilla, 76, as the pair were driven to Clarence House, his longtime residence in London, on Tuesday morning.

PEOPLE understands that King Charles has returned to London for his ongoing cancer treatment appointments and meetings with palace staff.

The King’s return to London comes after he and Queen Camilla attended a church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on Sunday. The monarch waved at photographers as he made his way to the church alongside his wife. It was his first public outing since he began his cancer treatment last week.

<p>Jordan Pettitt/PA Images via Getty Images</p> King Charles was photographed on Tuesday morning

Jordan Pettitt/PA Images via Getty Images

King Charles was photographed on Tuesday morning

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Over the weekend, the King addressed his cancer diagnosis for the first time in a statement released by Buckingham Palace as he thanked the public for their well-wishes.

"I would like to express my most heartfelt thanks for the many messages of support and good wishes I have received in recent days," the statement began. "As all those who have been affected by cancer will know, such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement."

<p>Jordan Pettitt/PA Images via Getty Images</p> King Charles and Queen Camilla arrive at Clarence House in London on Tuesday morning

Jordan Pettitt/PA Images via Getty Images

King Charles and Queen Camilla arrive at Clarence House in London on Tuesday morning

"It is equally heartening to hear how sharing my own diagnosis has helped promote public understanding and shine a light on the work of all those organisations which support cancer patients and their families across the U.K. and wider world," the statement continued. "My lifelong admiration for their tireless care and dedication is all the greater as a result of my own personal experience."

Related: Why King Charles' Type of Cancer Has Not Been Disclosed: 'In Time We Might Know,' Says Biographer

<p>Jordan Pettitt/PA Images via Getty Images</p> Camilla was by the King's side

Jordan Pettitt/PA Images via Getty Images

Camilla was by the King's side

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The palace announced that the King had been diagnosed with cancer on Feb 5. The announcement, which did not specify what form of cancer King Charles was diagnosed with, came a week after his surgery for an enlarged prostate.

Those close to the family were taken aback by the announcement. “I was really shocked when I heard it,” a palace insider tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Adds a palace insider: “He will want to get on with the job. But that will depend on what treatment he is having. It may be utterly draining on him. He will need a lot of support.”

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