EntertainmentKing Charles III's cancer diagnosis pauses Parliament, Prince Harry plans UK return

King Charles III's cancer diagnosis pauses Parliament, Prince Harry plans UK return

King Karol III received support from the British Parliament.
King Karol III received support from the British Parliament.
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Kamil Kozłowski
11:22 AM EST, February 6, 2024

A few weeks ago, King Charles III was admitted to the hospital for a scheduled prostate procedure. Everything suggested that this "correction procedure," which thousands of men undergo yearly, was not a threat to the 75-year-old. There were no complications, and he was discharged as planned a few days later. However, diagnostic tests uncovered the presence of "some form of cancer" in the monarch's body during the process.

The shocking news has left his loved ones devastated. Interestingly, experts on the royal family see a potential opportunity in this difficult situation for mending strained family ties. Prince Harry, who previously distanced himself from the royals, has already conversed with his father over the phone, announcing an official visit to Great Britain.

Proceedings at the British Parliament Suspended-A Statement Released

The communique released by Buckingham Palace coincided with the British Parliament's proceedings. Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, momentarily paused them to express his support and sympathy towards the king, who is presently not fulfilling his public duties.

"I wish to make a brief statement. I am certain that the entire House will join me in expressing our sympathy towards His Royal Highness. Our thoughts are, of course, with him and his family. We all wish him our best for successful therapy and a swift return to health," he conveyed.

At present, the exact nature of the disease is not known. It was merely mentioned that the detected cancer variant is unrelated to the prostate enlargement.

King Charles III
King Charles III© Getty Images | 2023 Samir Hussein
King Charles III
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Lindsay Hoyle
Lindsay Hoyle© Getty Images | Andrew Milligan
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