King Charles III Diagnosed With Cancer

February 6, 2024

He remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.

The United Kingdom’s Buckingham Palace in a statement released on Monday, announcing King Charles III’s cancer diagnosis.

Why It Matters: During King Charles (75) recent hospital stay for an unrelated procedure, doctors discovered “a separate issue of concern” that has been identified as “a form of cancer,” according to Buckingham Palace. Charles – who has been King since September 2022 following his mother’s death – began receiving treatment on Monday. As he receives regular treatments, the Palace explains “he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties.”

Big Picture: According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, “There were an estimated 18.1 million cancer cases around the world in 2020. Of these, 9.3 million cases were in men and 8.8 million in women.”

Read More: Britain’s King Charles diagnosed with cancer – Buckingham Palace (Reuters)

Prince Harry arrives in London after his father, King Charles III, is diagnosed with cancer (The Associated Press)

A Statement from Buckingham Palace

by Leah Grainery, based in Texas