Buckingham Palace announced on Monday that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer and has already started treatment. The news has garnered an outpouring of support from across the globe. Charles, who ascended to the throne following the passing of his 96-year-old mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022, has generally maintained good health, despite occasional injuries.
However, during a recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, medical professionals discovered a separate issue of concern. Subsequent tests confirmed the presence of cancer, although specific details regarding the type and stage have not been disclosed. Despite the diagnosis, the palace assures that the king remains optimistic and eagerly anticipates resuming his full public duties in due course. While advised by doctors to temporarily limit public engagements, Charles will continue to fulfill state obligations and official responsibilities as usual.