Buckingham Palace on Monday, February 5, announced that King Charles has been diagnosed with cancer and will now be postponing his public duties to receive treatment.
The British King was diagnosed with cancer after receiving treatment for a benign prostate enlargement. Doctors noticed a separate issue and undertook tests.
The statement read;
“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.
“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 spent three nights undergoing treatment for an enlarged prostate at the London Clinic before being discharged last Monday.He was accompanied by his wife, Queen Camilla, when he was discharged. When asked she said the King was “doing well” and “fine”.
He was seen on Sunday attending a church service in his first public outing since receiving treatment. The monarch waved to the cameras as he attended the service with Queen Camilla at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham.