King Charles III Has Been Diagnosed with Cancer

dunfermline, scotland october 03 king charles iii hosts a reception to celebrate british south asian communities, in the great gallery at the palace of holyroodhouse on october 3, 2022 in dunfermline, scotland between 200 300 guests of british indian, pakistani, bangladesh, sri lankan, nepalese, bhutanese and maldivian heritage from across the uk attended the reception photo by kirsty oconnor poolgetty images
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King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer, Buckingham Palace announced today.

The diagnosis came to light when the British monarch underwent a recent procedure to treat a benign enlarged prostate.

In a statement, the palace noted that during the treatment, doctors discovered “a separate issue of concern,” with “subsequent diagnostic tests” identifying it as “a form of cancer.”

Charles left Sandringham today to return to London, where he will immediately begin treatment as an outpatient. His public engagements have been postponed. The statement elaborated: “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.”

The statement continued, “The king is grateful to his medical team for their swift intervention, which was made possible thanks to his recent hospital procedure. He remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.”

As with King Charles’s decision to candidly share the news of his prostate surgery, the palace explained, “His Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer.”

Although the palace will not be sharing any further details on Charles’s diagnosis at this time, Bazaar understands that the monarch has not been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The king underwent surgery in late January at a London hospital. At the time, the palace said in another statement, “His Majesty would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes over the past week and is delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness.”

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