King diagnosed with cancer: Buckingham PalaceTue 06 Feb 2024
London: The Buckingham Palace announced on Monday that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer, a revelation made following his recent treatment at the London Clinic for a benign enlarged prostate.
The Buckingham Palace in a official statement released said that, the 75-year-old monarch has commenced regular treatments and will be postponing his public duties on medical advice. However, he will continue essential state business and private meetings.
The palace did not specify the type of cancer but stated that the King remains optimistic about his treatment.
World Leaders Pour In Their Wishes For King Charles III as he steps back from public duty
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on X, “Wishing His Majesty a full and speedy recovery. I have no doubt he’ll be back to full strength in no time and I know the whole country will be wishing him well.”
Wishing His Majesty a full and speedy recovery.— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) February 5, 2024
I have no doubt he’ll be back to full strength in no time and I know the whole country will be wishing him well. https://t.co/W4qe806gmv
PM Modi in a post on X (formerly Twitter) said, “I join the people of India in wishing speedy recovery and good health to His Majesty King Charles III.”
I join the people of India in wishing speedy recovery and good health to His Majesty King Charles III. https://t.co/86mKg9lE1q— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 6, 2024
Former prime ministers Liz Truss , Boris Johnson, Sir Tony Blair, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posted similar messages.
The whole country will be rooting for the King today. Best wishes to Charles III for a full and speedy recovery. https://t.co/A5AP8rXLXY— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) February 5, 2024
I, like Canadians across the country and people around the world, am thinking of His Majesty King Charles III as he undergoes treatment for cancer. We’re sending him our very best wishes – and hoping for a fast and full recovery.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 5, 2024
Wishing His Majesty King Charles III a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with the British people. Amitiés.— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) February 5, 2024
It’s reported that the King personally informed both his sons, William and Harry, about his diagnosis. Prince William maintains regular communication with his father, whereas Prince Harry, residing in the US, has spoken with his father and intends to travel to the UK to be by his side in the near future. Charles ascended to the throne in September 2022 following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at the age of 96.