King Charles and Queen Camilla are to set off on their first royal tour since the monarch was diagnosed with cancer next month.

The royal couple will be travelling to Jersey on July 15 and then to Guernsey on July 16 for a brief two-day trip.

The King resumed public duties at the end of April but this will only be his second overseas trip since he was diagnosed with a form of cancer.

The last time a monarch visited the Channel Islands was in 2005 and this will be the reigning monarch’s first visit since he ascended to the throne last year.

King Charles and Camilla

The royal pair will be jetting off on a royal tour


The King is known as the Duke of Normandy on the Channel Islands – dating from when William the Conqueror’s son, Henry I, seized the Duchy of Normandy, including the islands, in 1106.

According to the Express, the King and Queen are scheduled to visit both the States Assembly and Royal Court on their whirlwind tour.


Charles, Camilla

The tour will end the day before Camilla’s birthday


The visit will end the day before the planned State Opening of Parliament on July 17, which is also Camilla’s 77th birthday.

Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey Jerry Kyd told the outlet that he was “absolutely delighted” about the King and Queen’s visit.

He said: “Their visit is a reflection of the ancient and very personal relationship which has existed between Jersey, as one of the Crown’s oldest possessions, and the Monarch, which stretches back eight centuries.

“As His Majesty’s personal representative on this wonderful island, I am extremely proud of the island, and the enduring affection and loyalty of its people to the Crown.”

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The King recently travelled to France for D-Day


The King recently travelled to France for D-Day and his first overseas trip since returning to public-facing duties.

Speaking in Portsmouth on Wednesday, the King delivered an eight-minute address that left tears in Queen Camilla’s eye.

On medical advice, his appearance was reduced by 45 minutes but he still had the chance to meet with some of the 21 D-Day heroes invited to the televised event.

King Charles

The King was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year


It is understood doctors had suggested “compromises” which saw Prince William step in for his father at the international ceremony on Omaha Beach.

Royal sources said: “All events were looked at in consultation with doctors. They were extremely long days and some compromises had to be made.”

A source close to William said: “As Prince of Wales, he has a strong sense of wanting to support his father, both at home and overseas.”