King Charles Diagnosed With Cancer

The British monarch, who is 75, has been diagnosed with cancer. The discovery was made during the King's treatment for an enlarged prostate.

King Charles Diagnosed With Cancer

King Charles has been diagnosed with cancer. The British monarch, who is 75, was in hospital from January 26 till 29 for an enlarged prostate. Buckingham Palace’s official statement does not mention which type of cancer the King has, but it has been confirmed that it is not prostate cancer.

"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,” said the Palace’s statement.

The statement reads that "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.

Heads of state from around the world have sent messages of support to the monarch, with US President Joe Biden writing that “Jill and I join the people of the United Kingdom in praying that His Majesty experiences a swift and full recovery.”

The King will step back from public facing duties, but will continue to meet with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for his weekly audiences, and will remain available for state duties until his medical staff advises otherwise.

King Charles made his last public appearance on February 4 when he attended church with Queen Camilla in Sandringham, Norfolk.