Well, this didn’t last long.
King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, Buckingham Palace announced on Monday.
In a statement, the Palace said the health issue was discovered during the king’s recent hospital visit for his enlarged prostate. “Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer,” the statement read, stressing that it was not prostate cancer.
No further information on the exact type of cancer, its stage, or its prognosis has been provided.
“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 statement read.
The monarch remains “wholly positive about his treatment” and is looking forward to “returning to full public duty as soon as possible,” it added.
Prostate cancer is operable. They’re saying it’s not prostate cancer. There are a lot of different types of cancers that could be found during a prostate appointment. Some of them are operable and some are not. Who knows.