King Charles III diagnosed with cancer as treatment sees him step away from public-facing duties

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The cancer was found during his recent visit to hospital.

King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The diagnosis comes after the King's recent hospital visit for benign prostate enlargement, during which the palace said 'a separate issue of concern was noted'.

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King Charles is now undergoing treatment for cancer, and has been advised by his doctors to postpone his public-facing duties.

King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer. Victoria Jones/PA WireKing Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer. Victoria Jones/PA Wire
King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer. Victoria Jones/PA Wire

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "During The King's recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer.

"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.

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"The King is grateful to his medical team for their swift intervention, which was made possible thanks to his recent hospital procedure. He remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.

"His Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer."

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