Complete Timeline King Charles Cancer Diagnosis Treatment
King Charles is focusing on his health following his cancer diagnosis, as he undergoes treatment and postpones public-facing duties.
King Charles is currently focusing on his health after being diagnosed with cancer following a procedure to treat an enlarged prostate in January. The diagnosis was revealed by Buckingham Palace on Feb. 5, stating that the King has begun a schedule of regular treatments and will be postponing his public-facing duties for the time being.
The news comes after his daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton, also underwent abdominal surgery, which will also keep her out of the public eye for the coming months. Her surgery took place on Jan. 16, and she has been recovering at her home in Windsor since being discharged on Jan. 29.
The King's medical timeline began when Buckingham Palace announced that he would undergo a procedure for his prostate in mid-January. This was to treat an enlarged prostate, which was described as benign, and was meant to encourage other men who may be experiencing similar symptoms to get checked. He was later photographed arriving at the private London Clinic with Queen Camilla, where he visited Kate, who was recovering from her own surgery.
Three days after his own surgery, King Charles was released from the hospital and was seen greeting well-wishers outside St. Mary Magdalene Church near Sandringham with Queen Camilla. The day after, Buckingham Palace announced his cancer diagnosis, stating that he has chosen to share it to prevent speculation and to assist public understanding for those affected by cancer.
King Charles personally informed his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, about the diagnosis, and is in regular contact with William. Harry, who currently resides in California, is expected to travel to the U.K. soon. The King also informed his siblings, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, before the news was made public.