Buckingham Palace: King Charles III diagnosed with cancer
Buckingham Palace has this evening, announced King Charles III has been diagnosed with a form of cancer.
The palace emphasized that the cancer is not related to the King's recent treatment for an enlarged prostate, although it was discovered during that process.
Buckingham Palace stated that the King "Remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible".
The King's public engagements will be postponed and it is expected that other senior royals will help to stand in for him during his treatment.
Prince Harry will travel back to the UK in the coming days to see his father, King Charles III.
No further details are being shared currently on the stage of cancer or a prognosis.
The full statement from Buckingham Palace reads:
"During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer.
"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.
"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."