King Charles has spoken out for the first time about his cancer diagnosis, expressing his gratitude for the support and well-wishes he has received. In a heartfelt statement issued by Buckingham Palace, the monarch thanked everyone for their messages of encouragement and kind thoughts.
The update comes nearly a week after King Charles announced his cancer diagnosis, which followed a surgery to treat an enlarged prostate. Before making the announcement, the King 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 his father in person.
In his statement, King Charles also noted that sharing his own diagnosis had helped promote public understanding and shed light on the work of organizations that support cancer patients and their families. He expressed his admiration for their tireless care and dedication, which had grown as a result of his own personal experience with cancer.