King Charles has finally come out and addressed his cancer diagnosis, issuing a heartfelt statement to express his gratitude for the messages of support he has received. The monarch thanked everyone who has reached out to him with kind thoughts and well-wishes, acknowledging that their encouragement is a great comfort during this difficult time.
In his statement issued by Buckingham Palace, King Charles also spoke about how sharing his own diagnosis has helped promote public understanding of cancer and shine a light on the work of organizations that support patients and their families. He expressed his admiration for the tireless care and dedication of these groups, which have grown as a result of his own personal experience with cancer.
The update comes nearly a week after the announcement of the King’s cancer diagnosis, which followed a surgery to treat his enlarged prostate. Before the news broke, King Charles personally phoned Prince William and Prince Harry to break the news to them in person. While Prince Harry has not publicly addressed the matter, he did arrive in London the day after to meet with his father face-to-face.