02-5-2024, 12:54 PM

Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles III has cancer

According to a Monday announcement from Buckingham Palace, King Charles III of Britain has been diagnosed with cancer and will take a leave of absence from public appearances while receiving treatment.

The information was released following Charles, 75,'s visit to a hospital in London last month for a procedure to treat an enlarged prostate.

Following testing, a "form of cancer" was discovered, the palace said in a statement on Monday.

“His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties,” the palace said.

“The King is grateful to his medical team for their swift intervention, which was made possible thanks to his recent hospital procedure,” Buckingham Palace’s statement said. “He remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.”

“His Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer,” the palace concluded.

Following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September 2022, Charles assumed the throne.

Following a leave of absence to assist his wife in her recuperation from abdominal surgery, Prince William, the heir apparent, will resume public duties later this week, Kensington Palace declared in a press release on Monday.

According to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's office, Prince Harry told his father about the diagnosis and will be visiting the King in the UK in the near future.

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