King Charles jokes he’s ‘allowed out of cage’ on royal visit to army barracks after cancer diagnosis

King Charles III joked that he had been “allowed out of my cage” as he visited an army barracks on Thursday, 9 May, after resuming public duties following his cancer diagnosis.

His Majesty apologised to the Army for visiting at the last moment to the 3 Royal School of Military Engineering (3RSME) at Gibraltar Barracks, Minley, Surrey.

Charles, who is Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Engineers, told Lieutenant Colonel Robert Grant: “When this opportunity appeared and I had been allowed out of my cage, I wanted to come to have a look.”