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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (l.) meets King Charles III.

at Buckingham Palace

Photo: Jonathan Brady / dpa

Great Britain's King Charles III

appeared at a professional appointment for the first time since he was diagnosed with cancer.

On Wednesday he met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for an audience at Buckingham Palace in London, the palace announced.

Charles also met the Privy Council.

In a video released by TV channel Sky News, Charles says he has received lots of wonderful messages and cards.

That “moved him to tears,” said the 75-year-old.

The monarch made it public at the beginning of February that he was suffering from cancer.

It is not known what type of cancer it is.

It's not supposed to be prostate cancer.

Charles is being treated as an outpatient.

Prime Minister Sunak told the king it was good to see him.

He assured the monarch that the country was behind him.

The two also spoke about charities that support people with cancer.

The rest of the conversation remained confidential, as is usual with regular audiences.