Britain’s King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer as confirmed by Buckingham Palace on Monday.
The news follows the recent round of medical attention that the 75-year-old has undergone for the treatment of an enlarged prostrate.
“His Majesty has been treated for benign prostate enlargement. It was during this intervention that the separate issue of concern was noted and subsequently diagnosed as a form of cancer,” said a spokesperson of the palace
Through a statement, the Buckingham Palace noted that King Charles has been advised by doctors to avoid public facing duties but will undertake State business and paper work as usual.
“Today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties.” read the statement
“The Monarch remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible,” read the statement
The palace statement noted that the reason as to why the new was shared was to avoid speculation and to assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer.
“His Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer,” they said
Speaking after the news was British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak who wished the King quick recovery and without any doubt he said the King will be back to full strength.
“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,” he said.