King Charles III diagnosed with cancer, to postpone public duties

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King Charles III has been diagnosed with a form of cancer.

Buckingham Palace announced in a statement on Monday the condition of the monarch without specifying what kind of cancer King Charles was diagnosed with.

The development comes nearly three weeks after the 75-year-old was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate.

The palace said the cancer was noted during the King’s treatment which he spent three nights in the hospital.

“His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties,” the statement reads.

“Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual.

“The King is grateful to his medical team for their swift intervention, which was made possible thanks to his recent hospital procedure. He remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.

“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.”

In an X post, Rishi Sunak, British prime minister, wished the monarch 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,” Sunak wrote.