According to Buckingham Palace, King Charles has been diagnosed with a type of cancer. It was found during his most recent treatment for an enlarged prostate, not prostate cancer.
Although the kind of the malignancy is unknown, the palace announced that the King started “regular treatments” on Monday.
The King “remains wholly positive about his treatment,” according to Buckingham Palace. He will cancel his public appearances, and other senior royals will likely take his place.
According to the palace, the King “looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible. There is no updated information available regarding the cancer’s stage or prognosis.
Prince William was reported to have constant communication with his father, and the King personally told both of his sons of his diagnosis.
After speaking with his father, Prince Harry, an American, will soon be visiting his father in the United Kingdom.
The 75-year-old King arrived back in London on Monday morning after leaving Sandringham, Norfolk, and the palace reports that he has started outpatient therapy.
The King will continue to carry out his constitutional duties as head of state, including paperwork and private meetings, even if he will be suspending his public appearances.
A constitutional provision provides for the appointment of “counsellors of state” to act in the place of the king in the event that the head of state is unable to perform official duties.
At the moment, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew are no longer considered non-working royals, along with Queen Camilla, Prince William, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward.
Additionally, Prince William withdrew from public appearances for a spell in order to assist his wife Catherine, Princess of Wales, in her recuperation following “abdominal surgery.”
However, it was previously reported on Monday that he would resume his public duties later this week.
On Sunday, the King was spotted waving to large groups of people during a church service in Sandringham.
More over a week ago, he underwent a prostate operation at a luxury hospital in London.
According to the palace at the time, the King decided to make his prostate treatment public in an effort to encourage more men to have prostate exams.
According to reports on the NHS website, he was thrilled to have brought attention to the problem, as there has been a rise in complaints regarding prostate disorders.
The risk of developing several types of cancer rises with age. According to UK data, those 75 years of age and above accounted for more than a third (36%) of all new cancer cases annually on average.
Along with Commons Speaker Sir Lyndsay Hoyle and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak wished the King a “full and speedy recovery.