Well wishes continue to pour in for King Charles III who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Buckingham Palace announced last evening that the king has begun outpatient treatment for an undisclosed form of cancer.
It is understood that the new diagnosis was discovered when the King was being treated for an enlarged prostate.
“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,” the statement said.
World leaders, including US President, Joe Biden, Greece Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, have sent the monarch good wishes.
The 75-year-old monarch has now suspended public engagements, but will continue with state business.
Charles became king in September 2022 when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died at the age of 96. The Queen had rule for 70 years before she died.
The announcement comes after the world commemorated World Cancer day on Sunday.
The news also come after Princess of Wales, Kate, was hospitalised for about two weeks.
The King’s daughter-in-law had abdominal surgery last month and is still taking a break from royal duties as she recovers.
Her husband, Prince William, who is heir to the throne, also took time off to help look after her and their three children.
It is understood that Prince Harry, the king’s younger son, will be traveling to the UK to see His Majesty in the coming days.
Harry has been residing in the United States with his family since he quit his royal duties in 2020.
British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, expressed shock and sadness over the King’s cancer diagnosis.
He, however, said that he was relieved that the illness had been identified early.
“Thankfully, this has been caught early. He’ll just be in our thoughts and our prayers. Many families around the country listening to this will have been touched by the same thing and they know what it means to everyone,” Sunak told the BBC.
There have been some reactions to the news about the UK King.
Just heard the news about King Charles thoughts and prayers with him and the Royal Family. When are we ever to be rid of this evil disease Cancer? pic.twitter.com/jaMHQeXKjY
— Frank Bruno MBE 🇬🇧 (@frankbrunoboxer) February 5, 2024
The diagnosis of anyone with cancer is sad. I send nothing but good wishes to King Charles. That said, children with cancer are dying every day and our government doesn’t see it as a priority. Brain cancer – the biggest killer of our children and the least funded 🧵 pic.twitter.com/oUoToN7ACB
— Alison Caplan🎗 (@alisoncaplan) February 5, 2024
BREAKING: King Charles has cancer, Buckingham Palace has announced. He is undergoing treatment and has cancelled all public engagements. Shocking news. I wish His Majesty a full and speedy recovery. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/m90tjLSBDQ
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 5, 2024
Written by: Nonhlanhla Harris