Mourning King Charles III facing 'fatigue' from intense schedule just days into his reign

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King Charles could be staring down “fatigue” and “exhaustion” from the jam-packed schedule laid out for the new monarch, an expert has told King Charles, 73, and Camilla, Queen Consort, 75, touched down in Belfast on Tuesday lunchtime.

The monarch greeted crowds at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland, after the king announced a four-nation tour ahead of the funeral of the late Queen on Monday.

He is accompanied by his wife and by the Prime Minister, Liz Truss.

The king arrived in Edinburgh on Monday, leading a procession through the city’s Royal Mile.

The Queen’s four children, King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, walked alongside the hearse as the Queen’s coffin was transported from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral.

He argued that frequent flyers also have an elevated risk of developing deep-vein thrombosis, heightened again with age.

He continued: “Increasingly we see frequent travellers or workers with busy schedules show exacerbating physical and mental fatigue which has been described as ‘frequent traveller exhaustion’ .

“When the body is placed under pronounced exhaustion, normal cellular processes may slow down and exhaustion is a significant predictor of hypercholesterolemia, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and musculoskeletal pain.”

Another contributing factor to any possible exhaustion would be jet lag, or a “disruption of the body’s circadian rhythm”.

Dr Nye commented: “Circadian rhythms are numerous throughout the body and involved in controlling a large number of effects from our sleep/wake cycle to our ability to digest food.

“With the reported movements of the King and Queen Consort, I don’t expect major changes in terms of circadian rhythms but it may play an overriding influential role in exhaustion.”

King Charles’ tour of the home nations is known as “Operation Spring Tide”.

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