Buckingham Palace has announced that King Charles III, the 75-year-old monarch, has been diagnosed with cancer. The news was shared in a statement released on Monday, February 5 according to SurgeZirc UK.
The statement revealed that during the recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was identified, which led to subsequent diagnostic tests confirming the presence of cancer.
Following the diagnosis, King Charles III commenced a schedule of regular treatments. As advised by doctors, he will be postponing public-facing duties while undergoing treatment. However, he will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual.
The King remains positive about his treatment and eagerly looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible. The statement expressed the King’s gratitude towards his medical team for their swift intervention, made possible by the recent hospital procedure.
By choosing to share his diagnosis, King Charles III aims to prevent speculation and hopes to assist public understanding of all those around the world who are affected by cancer.
In January, King Charles III underwent a procedure for an enlarged prostate. Buckingham Palace released a statement on January 17, announcing his hospitalization for the surgery.
The palace clarified that his condition was benign and that he would be attending the hospital for a corrective procedure. As a result, his public engagements were postponed for a short period of recuperation.
On January 29, Buckingham Palace confirmed that King Charles III was discharged from the hospital and had begun a period of private recuperation. The Royal Family’s Instagram account also released a statement, expressing the King’s delight that his diagnosis is raising awareness about public health.
During his hospital stay, Queen Camilla, King Charles III’s wife, visited him and remained by his side until his discharge.
Before leaving the hospital, a palace insider shared the reason behind the King’s decision to be open about his health issues and disclose the details. The insider explained that it was a sensible choice to prevent people from assuming the worst.
The announcement regarding King Charles III’s prostate health issues coincided with Kensington Palace’s announcement of Kate Middleton, his daughter-in-law, undergoing planned abdominal surgery. The Palace later confirmed the success of Kate’s surgery and her ongoing recovery.
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