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King Charles makes decision on pigeon racing, sparking controversy in the UK

King Charles makes decision on pigeon racing, sparking controversy in the UK

monarch King Charles III75, has caused controversy in the UK after a decision was made regarding the Royal Pigeon Racing Association (RPRA) and the National Aviation Club (NAC). He decided to cut the sponsorship granted to the organisations by his mother, Queen Elizabeth.

Information from The Guardian. The royal family has been involved in pigeon racing since 1886, when King Leopold II of Belgium gave racing pigeons to Queen Victoria. In 2015, the royal pigeons underwent a £40,000 (R$280,000 at current prices) renovation.

With the sponsorship withdrawn, the sporting community fears the sport is nearing its end. According to the royal household, the king was forced to give up the sponsorship due to “pressure of work.” In May, The King Who Treats CancerQueen Elizabeth’s donations to about 200 organizations have been withdrawn.

Cancer diagnosis

On January 17, Buckingham Palace confirmed that King Charles was in a clinic in London. To have a “corrective procedure” due to benign prostatic hyperplasia. The tumour was discovered after a medical examination while he was at his home in Birkhall, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Charles was hospitalized for three days in the health unit and was discharged on the 29th of that month. It was reported at the time that he was “doing well”, and that Kate Middleton had undergone successful abdominal surgery. The princess was released and the king subsequently left the unit.

During treatment, A “form of cancer” has been identified. That’s why the king has been taken care of ever since.

On April 30, returned to public lifeAs Buckingham Palace announced. The text stressed that “upcoming commitments will be adjusted where necessary to minimise any risks to Her Majesty’s continued recovery.”

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Kate underwent post-operative scans after the surgery which confirmed the presence of cancer cells. The diagnosis was revealed in March, at which time she also said she was going through preventive chemotherapy.

“To everyone who is dealing with this illness, whatever its form, please do not lose faith or hope. You are not alone,” the princess said. At the time, a Kensington Palace spokesman told British media that “the princess is focused on her treatment and on making a full recovery.”