King Charles has finally come forward to address his cancer diagnosis, issuing a heartfelt statement to express his gratitude for the messages of support and good wishes he has received. The monarch thanked everyone for their kind thoughts, acknowledging that they have been a great comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.
In his statement issued by Buckingham Palace, King Charles also expressed his admiration for the tireless care and dedication of organizations that support cancer patients and their families. He noted that sharing his own diagnosis had helped promote public understanding and shine a light on the important work of these groups.
The update comes nearly a week after the announcement of the King’s cancer diagnosis, which followed a surgery to treat his enlarged prostate. Before the announcement, King Charles personally phoned his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, to break the news. While Prince Harry has not publicly addressed the matter, he did arrive in London the day after the news broke to meet his father in-person.