January 31, 2024


Queen Camilla misses King Charles as she hosts event without him

King Charles will "reschedule forthcoming public engagements to allow for a period of private recuperation"

By Javeria Shahid January 31, 2024

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King Charles, who briefly stepped back from his royal duties, saw Queen Camilla take the lead by hosting an event just a day after he was discharged from the hospital following corrective surgery for an enlarged prostate.

As reported by PEOPLE on Tuesday, Camilla, 65 held a reception at Windsor Castle on the afternoon of January 30.

The event celebrated the contributors to the new Miniature Library collection, displayed alongside Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, which marked its 100th year.

Notably, the queen’s son Tom Parker Bowles was among the attendees at the royal reception, honoring the authors and binder involved in the modern-day miniature library project.

As the doll house celebrates its centenary year, the Royal Collection Trust revealed that Camilla has championed the modern-day miniature library initiative.

The pitch commissioned 20 leading illustrator and writers to put together new miniature books as a representation of contemporary British literature to complement the existing collection.

The queen smiled as she arrived at the Windsor Castle reception on Tuesday, where she took a short tour of the Dolls’ House and checked out the new miniature books collection.

Charles, 75, did not join the reception as Buckingham Palace issued a statement on Monday that announced his discharge from London Clinic and updated that the King has "rescheduled forthcoming public engagements to allow for a period of private recuperation."

He was admitted in the hospital for a total of three days, extending his heartfelt gratitude towards the well-wishers and medical staff as the statement read, "he would like to thank the medical team and all those involved in supporting his hospital visit and is very grateful for all the kind messages he has revived in recent days."