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British Royals

Prime Minister confirms that King Charles III’s cancer was caught early

Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales

The King’s cancer diagnosis caught his illness in the very early stages.

As further details of His Majesty’s condition emerged, it was the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, who confirmed that Charles III’s cancer was caught very early on.

Just hours after the announcement, Mr Sunak addressed the diagnosis as he spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live, saying ”all our thoughts are with him and his family. Thankfully, this has been caught early.”

The Prime Minister added ”he’ll be in our thought and our prayers, many families around the country listening to this will have been touched by the same thing and they know what it means to everyone. So we’ll just be willing him on and hopefully we get through this as quickly as possible.”

Buckingham Palace announced on February 5th 2024 that His Majesty had been diagnosed with a form of cancer. Concerns were first raised during a hospital procedure to treat a benign enlarged prostate. The Palace said that another matter had arisen during that and further tests led to the cancer diagnosis.

His Majesty began a schedule of treatment on February 5th and will stop all public facing engagements on medical advice while it continues.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.