Britain’s King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer, Buckingham Palace has announced.
The disease was discovered during treatment for an enlarged prostate, and now the King will have to postpone all public activities as advised by doctors.
The report revealed that the 75-year-old King has started regular treatment and will now only conduct government business and official paperwork as usual.
“The King remains confident about his treatment and looks forward to returning to his full public duties as soon as possible,” read part of the statement.
The statement did not reveal the type of cancer, and no further details were shared about the cancer’s stage or prognosis. The King himself kept his sons informed of his condition, and the Prince of Wales was in constant communication with his father.
Prince of Sussex began traveling to visit King Charles
Prince of Sussex, Harry, who lives in the United States, will travel to England to see him in the coming days after speaking on the phone.
According to the BBC, when the head of state cannot perform official duties, “state advisers” can be appointed to run for the king. That includes Queen Camilla, Prince William, the Princess Royal, and Prince Edward. Prince Harry and the Duke of York are no longer referred to as non-working royals.
Prince William had also temporarily withdrawn from public engagement as he supported his wife Catherine, Princess of Wales, as she recovered from “stomach surgery”.