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King Charles to undergo surgery next week for enlarged prostate

King Charles to undergo surgery next week for enlarged prostate

His royal duties will be put on hold for a while

King Charles will have to put his public duties on hold for a bit as Buckingham Palace announced that he would be going in for surgery on an enlarged prostate next week.

They said: "In common with thousands of men each year, The King has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate.

“His Majesty’s condition is benign and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure. The King’s public engagements will be postponed for a short period of recuperation.”

The announcement comes on the same day as the news that the Princess of Wales was being treated in hospital after undergoing abdominal surgery.

Kensington Palace announced that Kate would likely stay in hospital for between 10 to 14 days before returning home for the rest of her recovery and would not be returning to public duties until after Easter.

King Charles wants you to check your prostate if you have concerns.

According to Buckingham Palace the King's condition is benign and he would be going in for a corrective procedure.

It is understood that King Charles wanted details of his diagnosis to be known to encourage other men experiencing symptoms with their prostate to get checked.

His upcoming meetings have been postponed on his doctor's advice, and Buckingham Palace made the announcement so that politicians and foreign dignitaries set to meet him in the upcoming days know he is unavailable.

The 75-year-old has been on the throne for 16 months following the death of his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, at the age of 96.

One health concern King Charles has that often goes viral are his 'sausage fingers', which the man himself has joked about to the rest of his family.

The announcement comes on the same day it was announced that the Princess of Wales had undergone surgery.
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As for Kate's condition, Kensington Palace did not announce what she had received abdominal surgery for but confirmed that it was non-cancerous.

Prince William will also put his public duties on hold for a period of time while his wife recovers.

Kensington Palace said of her: "The Princess of Wales appreciates the interest this statement will generate.

“She hopes that the public will understand her desire to maintain as much normality for her children as possible; and her wish that her personal medical information remains private.

“Kensington Palace will, therefore, only provide updates on Her Royal Highness’ progress when there is significant new information to share.

“The Princess of Wales wishes to apologise to all those concerned for the fact that she has to postpone her upcoming engagements.

“She looks forward to reinstating as many as possible, as soon as possible."

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Topics: UK News, Royal Family, King Charles III