Images on British front pages today give a sense of the shock that has gripped the United Kingdom at the announcement that King Charles III is suffering from cancer. The king has currently given up public commitments and is undergoing treatment, but Buckingham Palace assures that he continues to work and could also continue his weekly meetings with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. His commitments were made partly by Crown Prince William, partly by Queen Camilla, partly by other members of the royal family.
Charles III is 75 years old. Not even a year has passed (it was May 6, 2023) since he was officially crowned at Westminster Abbey; he became king on 8 September 2022, upon the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Many had compared his story to that of Edward VII, who ascended the throne only after the endless reign of his mother Victoria; Edward was 60 years old and reigned for another nine years until 1910.
It is not known what type of tumor Carlo suffers from; it is known, however, that he entered The London Clinic for an operation for an enlarged prostate, and left after three days. Everything seemed to go well; but it was during the procedure that “something” was detected that prompted further analysis and the discovery of the disease. Palace sources say the cancer is not in the prostate. Obviously the wishes sent to the sovereign from every corner of the globe.
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