Following news that King Charles III would be hospitalised to receive prostate treatment, Buckingham Palace has announced that the King has been diagnosed with cancer.
Formerly known as the Prince of Wales, the 75-year-old monarch came into power after his mother, Elizabeth II, passed away in September 2022. Buckingham Palance announced the King’s cancer diagnosis on Monday, sharing that a separate issue of concern was noted during his hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement.
According to the palace press release, subsequent diagnostic tests identified a form of cancer. Buckingham Palace went on to clarify that the King does not have prostate cancer.
It was further disclosed that King Charles began a schedule of regular treatments today. The King has been advised by his physicians to postpone his public duties during his treatment.
King Charles’ public engagements were previously postponed to provide him with time to recuperate from his prostate treatment.
The press release also explained that King Charles chose to publicly announce his cancer diagnosis to “prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all of those around the world who are affected by cancer.”