King Charles has finally come out and addressed his cancer diagnosis, issuing a heartfelt statement to express his gratitude for the messages of support he has received. The monarch thanked everyone who sent him well-wishes, acknowledging that their kind thoughts were a great comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.
In his statement issued by Buckingham Palace, King Charles 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 has helped promote public understanding and shine a light on the work of these organizations, which have grown as a result of his own personal experience with cancer.
The update comes nearly a week after the announcement of the King’s cancer diagnosis, which followed surgery to treat his enlarged prostate. Before making the news public, 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 with his father in-person.