Our best wishes to King Charles

STATEMENT FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE 5 FEBRUARY 2024

During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a
separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified
a form of cancer.
His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during
which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties.
Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business
and official paperwork as usual.
The King is grateful to his medical team for their swift intervention, which was
made possible thanks to his recent hospital procedure. He remains wholly
positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as
soon as possible.
His Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the
hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer.

We all join in sending him and the Royal Family our best wishes as his treatment progresses.