Today, King Charles shared a personal detail during a visit to the Army Flying Museum in Hampshire, revealing that he lost his sense of taste during cancer treatment. This candid moment occurred while speaking with British Army veteran Aaron Mapplebeck, who had undergone similar treatment for testicular cancer.

King Charles III arrives at the Army Aviation Centre in Middle Wallop this afternoon

The King’s health has been a topic of speculation, with Buckingham Palace confirming only that he is receiving treatment for an undisclosed form of cancer. Despite this, he continues with his royal duties, including a special ceremony with Prince William, where he officially passed command of Prince Harry’s former regiment to his eldest son.

The Prince of Wales (left), in his new role as Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps today

Prince William will now represent the Army’s airborne wing, including Harry’s former unit, 662 Squadron. This engagement marked a rare joint appearance for Charles and William, coinciding with Harry’s return from a tour in Nigeria with Meghan Markle.

Following Charles’s departure, William engaged in activities with the Army Air Corps, including receiving a briefing, meeting staff and families, and even flying in an Apache helicopter. He was also presented with gifts for his family, including an Army Air Corps scarf and wooden helicopters for his children.

Prince William in front of an Apache helicopter at the Army Aviation Centre today

While Charles’s schedule has been busy, it was notable that he did not meet with Harry during the younger prince’s recent visit to the UK for the Invictus Games anniversary. However, the King’s health permitting, he is expected to conduct his first major investiture ceremony since his cancer diagnosis, knighting the Archbishop of Canterbury and bestowing a damehood on author Dame Jilly Cooper.