King Charles III, 75, has been diagnosed with cancer, as Buckingham Palace announced in a statement.
“During the king’s recent hospital procedure for a benign enlarged prostate, another issue of concern has been noted,” according to the emailed statement.. “Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer.”
Buckingham Palace does not specify the type of cancer diagnosed or what stage it is in, although reports from the United Kingdom they point out that it is prostate cancer.
The king underwent a “corrective procedure” for an enlarged prostate. “Her Majesty has begun a regular treatment program today, during which time doctors have advised her to postpone her public duties,” the operation statement added.
King Charles ascended the throne last year in a coronation ceremony in May, months after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth reigned until her death at the age of 96 in September 2022.