Пн. Апр 22nd, 2024

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is speaking out about his father King Charles’ health for the first time since the monarch announced his diagnosis.

In a new interview with Good Morning America‘s Will Reeve, Harry shared how he learned about his father’s cancer diagnosis and provided what information he could about King Charles‘ current condition.

Keep reading to learn more.

According to People, King Charles personally shared his cancer diagnosis with family before making the announcement to the public on February 5.

Harry said once he spoke with his father he “jumped on a plane” and flew to the United Kingdom to be by his side.

“Look, I love my family. The fact that I was able to get on a plane and go and see him and spend any time with him, I’m grateful for that,” Harry told Reeve.

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King Charles has remained mum on the type of cancer he is currently battling, though the palace has stated it is not prostate cancer.

Harry declined to provide any further updates on his father’s health stating, “That stays between me and him.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 5: This handout photo provided by Buckingham Palace shows King Charles III during the state tour of France in September 2023 on February 5, 2024 in London, England. Buckingham Palace announced the King has been diagnosed with a form of cancer after treatment in hospital for an enlarged prostate last week. (Photo by Samir Hussein – Handout/Getty Images)

The duke’s most recent visit to see his father reportedly lasted roughly an hour, but Harry says he hopes to make it back to see him again soon.

“I’ve got other trips planned that will take me through the U.K., or back to the U.K., and so I’ll stop in and see my family as much as I can.”

He even has high hopes that King Charles’ cancer diagnosis can have a reunifying effect on his family.

Prior to his visit on February 6, Harry had not seen his father since the king’s coronation last May.

It’s such a terrible thing that it takes something as serious as a cancer diagnosis to reunite a family, but we do hope everyone is able to make amends before it’s too late.