Buckingham Palace has announced that King Charles III of England has been admitted to hospital today for planned treatment for an enlarged prostate.
The King was seen entering the private London Clinic hospital in west London with his wife Queen Camilla. Princess Kate of Wales is also being treated at the same hospital after abdominal surgery last week.
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A royal source said Charles visited Kate before she received treatment.
“The King was admitted to a London hospital this morning to receive the planned treatment,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
“The King thanks all those who sent their good wishes last week and is pleased to know that his diagnosis has had a positive impact on public health awareness,” the statement said.
Buckingham Palace said last week that Charles, 75, needed a ‘corrective procedure’ for an enlarged prostate, which is common among men over 50.
Queen Camilla had previously said that Charles was ‘well and looking forward to returning to work after a brief postponement of his public activities to give him time to recover’.
Members of the British royal family usually do not disclose details of their health conditions as they are private matters. However, Charles is said to be willing to share details of his health condition, encouraging men who show symptoms of this disease to seek medical examination.
Princess Kate of Wales (42) is still in hospital after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed but non-cancerous medical condition.
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (64), the former wife of Charles’ younger brother Prince Andrew, was also diagnosed with skin cancer on Monday.