Buckingham Palace has officially announced that King Charles has been diagnosed with cancer, a development that follows his surgery on January 26 to address an enlarged prostate. This surgery was part of ongoing treatment for the condition, as previously disclosed by Buckingham Palace on January 16.
The Palace had noted that King Charles was undergoing treatment for a benign enlarged prostate and would be undergoing a corrective procedure, leading to a temporary postponement of his public duties for recovery. The operation was carried out at The London Clinic on January 26, with King Charles being discharged on the subsequent Monday, where he expressed his gratitude to the public’s well-wishes.
Since his surgery, King Charles has been recuperating at Sandringham House, as noted in the Court Circular, until he made a public appearance on February 4. Accompanied by Queen Camilla, he attended a church service, offering reassurance about his ongoing recovery. The recent diagnosis has intensified concerns regarding his health among his staff and the wider public.
The specifics of the cancer, including its type, stage, and the planned course of treatment, have not been shared by Buckingham Palace. The focus remains on closely monitoring the King’s health, with further updates anticipated. King Charles, who ascended to the throne in September 2022 following Queen Elizabeth II’s death, faces this health issue as a significant challenge during his tenure, with the nation awaiting news on his condition and recovery.