King Charles III breaks royal protocol, discusses his cancer battle on Instagram
We are generally no strangers to the fact that, despite media coverage, direct information "from the source" about the actual situation in Buckingham Palace is scarce. Members of the royal dynasty seldom discuss their private matters. However, King Charles III's cancer seems to be an exception to this norm.
King Charles III shares details about his illness
Over the weekend, the King himself made a post on the official Instagram profile of the royal family. With his customary decorum, Charles III expressed gratitude for the sympathy received, and also praised the efforts of medical organizations supporting cancer patients in the UK and globally.
I would like to express my most heartfelt thanks for the many messages of support and good wishes I have received in recent days.
As all those who have been affected by cancer will know, such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement.
It is equally heartening to hear how sharing my own diagnosis has helped promote public understanding and shine a light on the work of all those organisations which support cancer patients and their families across the UK and wider world. My lifelong admiration for their tireless care and dedication is all the greater as a result of my own personal experience
Many are likely curious about how King Charles's daily life will look in the upcoming weeks. Here, sources from the Daily Mail provide useful input. They claim that while in Norfolk, at the Sandringham property, the monarch will finally have more time for his two favourite hobbies - walking and watercolour painting. Some suggest that Charles III is also a passionate music lover and will likely revisit his favourite album by Canadian singer Leonard Cohen, especially the song Take This Waltz, which he reportedly finds "very moving".
He will find boredom the hardest to deal with - comment close acquaintances of Charles, who is often referred to as the "workaholic king".
Insiders report that the King is expected to briefly return to London in a few days to meet with his doctors.