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Prince William speaks out for first time since King Charles's cancer diagnosis

Prince William speaks out for first time since King Charles's cancer diagnosis

Prince William addressed the news of his father's diagnosis

Prince William has spoken publicly following the news of King Charles's cancer diagnosis.

Buckingham Palace had revealed the news of the 75-year-old monarch's diagnosis, confirming that the King is undergoing a treatment plan and has had his public duties postponed.

"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," the statement read.

King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer.
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"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."

The Palace did not detail what type of cancer the King has been diagnosed with, but clarified it is not prostate cancer.

Now, Prince William has commented on his father's diagnosis at an event held today (7 February) in London.

Prince William has spoken about his father's diagnosis.
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Arriving at a gala for the London Air Ambulance Service, the Prince of Wales said: "We really appreciate everyone's kind messages. Thank you."

The Prince of Wales also held an investiture ceremony today at Windsor Castle.

This comes after King Charles underwent a procedure to treat an enlarged prostate - a surgery his wife, Queen Camilla, said he 'recovered well' from.

At the time, Buckingham Palace said the King went public with his health problem as a way of sending a message to other men to get their prostates checked.

Since the news of the diagnosis, many have come forward with their words of well wishes for the King, including Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who said on X: "Wishing His Majesty a full and speedy recovery.

"I have no doubt he’ll be back to full strength in no time and I know the whole country will be wishing him well."

Yesterday (6 February), Prince Harry arrived in London to see his father following news of the King's cancer diagnosis.

He is heading back to California after having seen his father for a time.

Featured Image Credit: Jane Barlow-WPA Pool/Getty Images/Chris Jackson/Getty Images For Buckingham Palace

Topics: Royal Family, King Charles III, Health, UK News