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Camilla today said the Princess of Wales was ‘thrilled by all the kind wishes and support’ as she promised to pass on posters two young girls had made for Kate.

The Queen has become the most senior royal to return to public-facing duties since the monarchy’s double cancer scare as she visited a farmers’ market in Shrewsbury.

Camilla became the leading royal figure after her husband King Charles III‘s enlarged prostate treatment and later cancer diagnosis, carrying out a string of royal engagements while the Prince of Wales supported his wife following surgery.

And she was back out on another royal engagement today after Kate’s shock news last Friday that she has been receiving cancer treatment but remaining hopeful.

Camilla met two young girls who made posters for Kate and promised to deliver them, saying: ‘I know that Catherine is thrilled by all the kind wishes and support.’

Charles, who is being treated for cancer, was earlier seen leaving Clarence House in London in his state Bentley limousine, although it is not known where he was going.

Also today, Camilla spoke with traders as she toured the market in the Shropshire town which featured a host of food, artisan, jewellery and craft stalls.

The Queen met with market organisers Jenny and Stuart Jones before touring the historic event which has been held in The Square for almost 20 years.

It has grown into one of the best markets in the area with around 40 traders regularly setting up stall on the first Friday of the month.

She also visited the Old Market Hall where she signed the visitors book, which was also signed by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952, before meeting members of the local Bee Keepers’ Association.

From there Camilla will travel to the recently restored Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, before meeting local volunteer groups.

These include the Shrewsbury Food Hub, Shrewsbury Interfaith forum, Save Our Shropshire and Shropshire Supports Refugees.

It comes after Buckingham Palace yesterday confirmed Charles and Camilla would attend this weekend’s Easter Sunday service in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Royal aides revealed that the couple would be ‘accompanied by other members of the Royal Family’, although no further names were given.

The decision for Charles to attend is viewed as significant given that it suggests the King’s doctors are happy for him to be at an event despite his cancer treatment.

The Prince and Princess of Wales and their children George, Charlotte and Louis will not be there as they spend the holidays together after Kate’s cancer diagnosis.

The Easter Mattins Service – as it is officially known – will run for one hour from 10.45am until 11.45am, according to the chapel.

Also yesterday, Camilla hosted an event celebrating the power of reading.

She gathered authors, academics and celebrity supporters for an evening reception at Clarence House to mark new research commissioned by her Queen’s Reading Room literary project.

Dame Joanna Lumley, a supporter of the initiative was asked about Camilla’s prominent role and replied: ‘I think they’re all really dutiful, in theatres if somebody’s ill, somebody steps into their place, we go on with the understudy, we make the show great we keep on going.

‘I think there’s a lot of professional and dutiful public service, public life which goes on that we’ve got so out of kilter with, we find it amazing.

‘We all think she should be blubbing in a corner but that’s not what these people are made of.’

Among the guests were a host of celebrity supporters of the Queen’s Reading Room including the actors Helena Bonham Carter, Sir Derek Jacobi, Rupert Everett, Edward Fox and authors Sir Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Sir Ben Okri.

Camilla, an avid reader whose literary project has grown beyond its roots as an online book club, highlighted the research during a speech.

She said: ‘…in addition to our five a day and our 10,000 steps, we should all be aiming for at least five minutes of reading every day for invaluable benefits for brain health and mental wellbeing.

‘Just as we always suspected, books are good for us – and now science is proving us right!’

Camilla launched her reading room during lockdown and it has grown into a major literary initiative which now has a podcast attracting leading authors and a literary festival in its second year.

Queen Camilla is driven from Clarence House in central London earlier today

Queen Camilla is driven from Clarence House in central London earlier today 

King Charles III waves to smiling members of the public as he leaves Clarence House earlier today

King Charles III waves to smiling members of the public as he leaves Clarence House earlier today

The King gave a large grin to well wishers as he departed the royal residence in his state Bentley limousine earlier today

The King gave a large grin to well wishers as he departed the royal residence in his state Bentley limousine earlier today

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