Buckingham Palace and the Royal Family have issued a statement about King Charles that revealed that the king has cancer. Following a medical procedure for an enlarged prostate that was said to be benign, it seems that other health concerns were raised. This ultimately led to the news that King Charles has cancer, although the specific type of cancer was not revealed.
According to the statement which was also shared to the Royal Family Instagram account, "His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties. Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual." This means that treatment for the cancer began as of February 5.
Clearly the king and his medical team are doing what they can to immediately address his health and well-being, and in the statement they have made it known that the reason that King Charles is being so open about the diagnosis is two-fold. Not only is he trying to raise awareness about cancer and the importance of proper health care, but also "to prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer."
King Charles has been diagnosed with cancer at the age of 75
Obviously, the king is not the only member of the royal family to be dealing with medical concerns, including cancer, at this time. Princess Catherine was recently in the hospital for an undisclosed abdominal procedure. And Sarah Ferguson has also been diagnosed with skin cancer.
It seems as if 2024 is starting off rough for the royal family and we can only hope that things change for the better soon. We are of course hoping for the best for all the members of the royal family who are dealing with health concerns. And we appreciate the openness of King Charles to share his diagnosis with the world.