King Charles III diagnosed with cancer
Buckingham Palace reports that King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, which was discovered during treatment for an enlarged prostate. The type of cancer has not been disclosed, but the 75-year-old monarch has commenced regular treatment and will be temporarily postponing public duties.
Despite this setback, King Charles remains optimistic about his treatment and looks forward to resuming his full duties in due course. Further details about the cancer’s stage or prognosis have not been disclosed. The Prince of Wales personally informed his sons of his diagnosis and is said to be in regular contact with his father. Prince Harry will be traveling from the United States to the UK to see him soon. Despite pausing public events, King Charles will continue with his constitutional responsibilities, including paperwork and private meetings, while receiving outpatient treatment in London.
A constitutional mechanism is in place for when the monarch is unable to carry out official duties, which includes appointing “counsellors of state” to stand in for the king.
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