King Charles has spoken out about his cancer diagnosis for the first time, expressing his gratitude to all those who have sent him messages of support and well-wishes. In a heartfelt statement issued by Buckingham Palace, the monarch thanked everyone who had reached out to him in recent days, acknowledging that their kind thoughts had been a source of great comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.
In his statement, King Charles also spoke about the importance of raising awareness about cancer and supporting organizations that help those affected by it. He expressed his admiration for the tireless care and dedication of these organizations, which he said had grown as a result of his own personal experience with cancer.
The announcement came nearly a week after news broke of the King’s cancer diagnosis, which followed surgery to treat an enlarged prostate. Before making 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 with his father in person.