King Charles got cancer before 1 year on the throne
Less than a year later King Charles III to ascend to the throne, Buckingham Palace revealed an important health diagnosis. The son of the late Queen Elizabeth II has cancer, according to a statement issued by the palace on Monday (February 5).
“During a recent King’s Hospital procedure for an abnormal prostate enlargement, another matter of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a type of cancer,” said the statement, according to NBC News.
Although Buckingham Palace denied that King Charles was suffering from prostate cancer, they did not specify what type of disease he has. Furthermore, they were still tight-lipped about the stage of the cancer.
As of today, the King began a “schedule of regular treatments”. This means that, according to the doctor’s order, he will “put off public duties.” He receives this outpatient care in London, according to reports.
As previously reported, King Charles took the throne last May. The coronation ceremony took place less than a year after his mother passed away in September 2022. She was 96. Therefore, the first full year of King Charles and Queen Camilla on the throne was expected to mark
It is unclear whether the Queen’s public duties have been put on hold at this time or whether she will step in as a substitute.
Here’s why King Charles wants the public to know about his cancer
In their statement, Buckingham Palace revealed that King Charles was trying to reduce rumors about his health. That’s one reason behind telling the world about the cancer diagnosis. The Royal also shared:
“…Hopefully it will help public understanding for those around the world who are affected by cancer.”
His update comes after he and Princess Kate underwent medical procedures in January. Both were treated at a private clinic in London. Kate had planned abdominal surgery and was in the hospital for about two weeks afterwards.
Meanwhile, King Charles had a “corrective procedure” for an enlarged prostate. It should be noted that the Royal 75.
“The King is grateful to his medical team for the quick intervention, which was made possible thanks to his recent hospital procedure. He remains very optimistic about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.”
See the full statement below.