The British King Charles III has thanked “from all my heart“for the numerous messages of support and”good wishes” that he has received from the population in recent days, after he was diagnosed with cancer.
“As all those who have been affected by cancer will know, those kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement“wrote the head of state in a message released today.
“It is equally encouraging to hear how sharing my own diagnosis has helped promote public understanding and shine a light on the work of all those organizations that support cancer patients and their families across the UK and the rest of the world,” added the king.
Kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement
The admiration for that “tireless care and dedication is even greater as a result of my own personal experience,” he stressed in the message, signed “Carlos R” (Carlos Rey in Latin).
His eldest son, Prince Guillermoheir to the British crown, has had to assume some of the official duties of his father, who remains at the Sandringham country residence, in the east of England, while he undergoes cancer treatment, of which there have been no reports. provided details.
The monarch, however, continues to attend to his specific state functionssuch as bill signings or weekly telephone contacts with the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak.
Charles III has cancer, Buckingham Palace reveals in a statement
King Charles III, of 75 yearswas 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 did not specify the type of cancer diagnosed or what stage it is in. In a statement, the British royal house explained that the tumor was discovered in the recent surgical procedure to treat an enlarged prostate in January, although The BBC public corporation detailed that it is not prostate cancer.
Charles III ascended the throne last year
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.
Carlos III plans to continue carrying out his duties as a State, although he will cancel public commitments for the moment while he undergoes cancer treatment. His duties as head of state of the United Kingdom include his weekly meetings with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, as well as handling correspondence and other office duties.
Likewise, the British monarch will continue to be available for commitments that he can carry out in private and that will be evaluated, according to information from the Palace.