06 February 2024 - King Charles III diagnosed with cancer
King diagnosed with cancer, Buckingham Palace says
Sean Coughlan (BBC News, 06/02/2024)
King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, says Buckingham Palace.
The type of cancer has not been revealed - it is not prostate cancer, but was discovered during his recent treatment for an enlarged prostate.
A statement from Buckingham Palace
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.
Charles’s cancer diagnosis will cast doubt on his future role
Rajeev Syal (The Guardian, 05/02/2024)
The king’s illness comes just as he was making a mark and as his popularity was growing, and means postponing public duties
Last Monday, King Charles emerged from a private clinic alongside Queen Camilla to smile and wave to a small crowd.
Why Royal Family haven't revealed which cancer Charles has – and why Palace went public
Zesha Saleem (The Mirror, 05/02/2024)
Today’s shock announcement from Buckingham Palace that King Charles has cancer is a highly unusual move from the Palace – so why did the Firm announce it, and why did they leave out certain details?