Only recently was King Charles III. (75) was discharged from a clinic in London after prostate surgery. Now the palace announces that cancer was independently diagnosed after appropriate tests.

“During the King’s recent hospital treatment for benign prostate enlargement, another worrying problem was identified. Subsequent diagnostic testing revealed a form of cancer,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. His Majesty began a regular treatment plan today, February 5th.

The king’s doctors advise Charles III. Accordingly, he will not carry out any public tasks during this time, but he will continue to devote himself to state business and official office work.

“The King is grateful to his medical team for the rapid intervention that was possible thanks to his recent procedure at the hospital,” the statement continued. Charles “remains positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning fully to his public duties as soon as possible.” He decided to make the diagnosis public to prevent speculation. He also hopes that this step will “contribute to the public’s understanding” of all people around the world who are affected by cancer.

At the end of January, King Charles III. discharged from hospital following a planned procedure for an enlarged prostate. In this context it was already assumed that Charles wanted to pass on the message to encourage other men to take precautions. The British health system NHS recorded a significant increase in the number of hits on a corresponding information website after the operation became known.