King Charles faces a major health challenge. The head of the British monarchy has been diagnosed with cancer, according to the Palace.
It hasn’t been specified what form of cancer he has or at what stage it was discovered. The Palace, however, announced he started tretment today.
Few days ago, King Charles was admitted to the hospital for a surgery for enlarged prostate, which was described as a routine procedure during which doctors discovered the cancer. BBC writes that although there are no details regarding the form of the cancer, it is not a prostate cancer.
“During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer,” the statement from Buckingham Palace reads.
The statement further states that he would be forced to either postpone or rearrange his royal duties because of the treatments.
“His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties. Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake state business and official paperwork as usual.
“The King is grateful to his medical team for their swift intervention, which was made possible thanks to his recent hospital procedure. 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 King’s most recent photo was taken yesterday, a day before his diagnosis was disclosed with the public.
He was seen waving the crowd with his wife Camilla while on their way to the church service in Sandringham.
As reported by People, King Charles shared the news of the diagnosis with his sons himself, and while William is in close contact with his father on a daily basis, Harry, who settled in sunny California after he and Meghan stepped down from their royal duties, is expected to travel to Britain in the days to come.
The King also personally informed his siblings, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, before the news was made public.
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