In his first statement since being diagnosed with cancer, King Charles has conveyed his “heartfelt thanks” for the outpouring of support from the public. The 75-year-old monarch, currently receiving treatment for an unspecified form of cancer at Sandringham, acknowledged the comforting impact of kind messages.
The news of the King’s cancer diagnosis was officially announced by Buckingham Palace earlier this week. Detected during treatment for an enlarged prostate in January, the specific type of cancer has not been disclosed, with the Palace confirming it is not prostate cancer.
Expressing his gratitude, King Charles emphasized the profound comfort and encouragement drawn from the public’s compassionate thoughts. He noted the positive impact of sharing his diagnosis in fostering public understanding and shedding light on organizations supporting cancer patients and their families.
Having temporarily stepped back from public duties, the King is undergoing cancer treatment, with senior royals assuming his responsibilities for certain events. The Queen, alongside the Prince of Wales and Queen Camilla, has been actively participating in these duties.
King Charles, renowned for his dedication to public service, highlighted his admiration for the tireless care and dedication exhibited by organizations supporting cancer patients. His departure from the public eye reflects his commitment to prioritizing health and well-being during this period of medical treatment.
The Queen, expressing her gratitude for the public’s support, noted that King Charles has been “very touched by all the letters and messages.” The King’s decision to share his health journey with the public underscores a personal and human connection amid a health challenge, aiming to raise awareness and foster understanding of cancer-related issues.