Buckingham Palace has officially announced that King Charles III has been diagnosed with a form of cancer following a recent medical procedure.
The diagnosis was disclosed by the palace on its website, revealing that the King’s health issue was identified during a hospital visit for a corrective procedure related to an enlarged prostate last month.
In a statement released by Buckingham Palace, it was stated, “Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer.”
Although the palace did not provide specific details about the type and stage of the cancer, it was noted that both King Charles and Catherine, Princess of Wales, were discharged from a private London clinic last week after their respective medical procedures.
While the King underwent a procedure for an enlarged prostate, Princess Catherine, aged 42, underwent surgery on January 17 to address an abdominal issue.
The statement further revealed that King Charles has commenced a regimen of regular treatments, leading doctors to advise him to postpone public-facing duties. However, he will continue to fulfill state obligations and official paperwork during this period.
The King decided to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and to contribute to public understanding of cancer. He expressed gratitude to his medical team for their prompt intervention and remains optimistic about his treatment, eagerly anticipating a return to full public duty.
King Charles III, who ascended to the throne in May 2023 after the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, has been undergoing treatment with a positive outlook toward recovery.