King Charles III is reported to be in good health following a corrective procedure for an enlarged prostate, according to sources from Buckingham Palace. The 75-year-old monarch underwent a scheduled treatment at The London Clinic on Friday, accompanied by Queen Camilla.
In a statement released earlier, Buckingham Palace stated, “His Majesty would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes over the past week and is delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness.”
The king’s condition, deemed benign, was disclosed on January 17, and he is expected to postpone engagements temporarily for recovery. Queen Camilla has reassured the public about the king’s health during recent engagements, emphasizing that he is “fine” and eager to return to work.
The choice of The London Clinic for the king’s treatment is noteworthy, and it’s where Catherine, Princess of Wales, is currently recovering from abdominal surgery. The king visited Princess Catherine before his own procedure, indicating family support during health challenges.
While the royal family typically maintains a level of medical privacy, King Charles III decided to share his diagnosis to encourage other men to undergo necessary health checks. The proactive approach appears to have had a positive impact on raising awareness, with notable increases in online searches and visits to prostate-related health resources.
The announcement of the king’s health coincided with news about Princess Kate’s hospitalization, and both developments were followed by the revelation of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York’s recent skin cancer diagnosis. Princess Kate is expected to resume royal duties after Easter, while Prince William has temporarily stepped back to support her recovery and childcare. Duchess Sarah Ferguson expressed gratitude for the support she received following her second cancer diagnosis since the summer.