In a statement, King Charles said, “I would like to express my most heartfelt thanks for the many messages of support and good wishes I have received in recent days.”
“As all those who have been affected by cancer will know, such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement,” the King said.
King Charles also expressed his appreciation for the attention his diagnosis has brought to organizations that support cancer patients in Britain and around the world. He believes that shining a light on these organizations will help raise awareness and improve the lives of those battling the disease.
The news of King Charles’ cancer diagnosis comes just months after he spent three nights in the hospital for a corrective procedure related to a benign enlarged prostate. Despite these health challenges, the King remains committed to his duties and responsibilities.
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On Thursday, Queen Camilla conveyed that her husband was faring ‘remarkably well’ given the circumstances.
King Charles’ diagnosis occurred just 17 months into his reign following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at the age of 96 on September 8, 2022. Historically, he has maintained good health, with the exception of occasional injuries from his pursuits in polo and skiing.
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Prince William, the next in line to the throne, has assumed the majority of the King’s responsibilities, supported by King Charles’ sister Princess Anne and wife Camilla. The diagnosis has placed a significant royal duty on William, aged 41, as his wife Catherine continues her recuperation from a recent abdominal surgery.
Prince Harry, King Charles’s estranged younger son, returned to Britain to visit his father on Tuesday, contributing to the week’s events. The two held a 45-minute meeting at the royal residence Clarence House in London before Harry returned to his home in the United States.
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