NewsBritish monarch King Charles III diagnosed with early-stage cancer, assures Prime Minister

British monarch King Charles III diagnosed with early-stage cancer, assures Prime Minister

King Charles III
King Charles III
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6:05 AM EST, February 6, 2024, updated: 4:11 AM EST, March 7, 2024

Buckingham Palace, on Monday late afternoon, unexpectedly revealed that during a recent hospital stay for an enlarged prostate, the King was also diagnosed with cancer, which came as an additional concern.

The specific type of cancer has not been specified, but it has been confirmed that the King remains entirely optimistic about his treatment and hopes for an early return to his public duties.

In a conversation with the BBC on Tuesday, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expressed his "shock and sadness" upon learning about the monarch's diagnosis.

"Our thoughts are with him and his family. Fortunately, it was detected early," said Sunak, hoping the King would soon recuperate.

He reiterated that the country's governance will continue as usual, and he will stay in "regular contact with the King". Since Charles III will reside at Buckingham Palace, it is presumed that the weekly audiences with the Prime Minister will continue in person.

According to Monday's statement, due to his diagnosis, the 75-year-old monarch will have to postpone or reorganize his upcoming public engagements.

In related news, "The Sun" reported that Charles III's younger son Harry, who resides with his family in California, will fly to the UK on Tuesday. When reports about Harry flying to be with his father emerged on Monday, it was expected that his visit would occur sometime in the next few days.

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