While details are scarce, Buckingham Palace’s announcement of the royal’s cancer diagnosis marks a departure from the past, when the monarch’s ailments were often hidden from the public. The palace said the royal wanted to share the diagnosis “to prevent speculation and in the hope that it can help public understanding for all people affected by cancer around the world”.
Hours after the news broke on Monday, well-wishes began pouring in from across the UK and beyond.
President Joe Biden wished the king a “speedy and full recovery.” In a post on Monday X at night.
“Navigating a cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship requires hope and absolute courage,” Biden said.
Archbishop of Canterbury headed by Charles coronation just nine months ago, and also wished the monarch “God’s comfort and strength in the coming weeks and months.” in a message on Tuesday morning at X.
The news comes a week after the royal and his eldest daughter-in-law, Princess Kate, were released from a private London clinic following medical procedures. And Charles underwent a “corrective procedure” for an enlarged prostateKate, 42, had planned abdominal surgery for a non-cancerous condition.
Charles’ eldest son is now expected to step in to carry out some duties on his father’s behalf while the monarch is being treated for cancer. The Prince of Wales is resuming royal duties this week, his office said, after he was forced to put them on hold while his wife received treatment.
Meanwhile, British tabloids reported that Harry, Duke of Sussex, was due to return to the country on Tuesday after being spotted at Los Angeles International Airport.
A source close to the prince and his wife Meghan told NBC News on Monday that Harry had told his father about the diagnosis.
“He will go to Great Britain to see Her Majesty in the coming days,” the source said.
It comes as Harry’s relationship with his father and brother reportedly became strained after he and Meghan. stepped down as senior members of the royal family and Harry in 2020 deeply personal revelations published in his memoirs last year.