Unified King Charles & Queen Camilla Stand Side By Side in Striking Photo from Royal Garden Party

A royal garden party for the books

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Though King Charles is still receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed type of cancer, the 75-year-old monarch and his wife, Queen Camilla, hosted the first royal garden party of the season at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, May 8. And to say the royal couple came dressed to impress would be an understatement.

In a striking photo snapped by royal photographer Jordan Pettitt, the royal pair presented a united front, standing side by side in their festive attire.

Her Majesty, 76, rocked a chic black and white dress with a matching abstract brimmed hat and stylish vintage Chanel heels, per Hello! Magazine. In contrast, the king sported a gray suit with a black top hat, a baby blue vest top, a white collared shirt and blue tie underneath. 

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According to People, garden parties have been a royal tradition for centuries. Since the 1860s, the annual event have been held for the monarch to “recognize community members for their public service.” 

King Charles and Queen Camilla were joined by other members of the royal family, including Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. However, Prince William and Kate Middleton, who is undergoing cancer treatment of her own, were absent from the party. 

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This appearance by the king comes almost a week after the monarch marked his return to work by visiting a cancer treatment center in London. His Majesty appeared to be in good spirits as he met with staff workers at the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre. 

A gorgeous photo that beautifully captures a successful event. 

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