Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles III is scheduled to undergo treatment for an enlarged prostate and will be admitted to the hospital next week.
As stated in a brief announcement from the palace, the 75-year-old British monarch’s public commitments will be temporarily postponed as he recovers from the treatment.
“In common with thousands of men each year, the king has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate,” the palace said.
“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,” they added.
Charles was set to participate in a series of meetings and events at Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland in the upcoming days. However, based on medical advice, these engagements are now being postponed.
Scheduled guests, including foreign dignitaries and cabinet ministers, were expected to travel to Dumfries House for the planned engagements. The palace announcement was made to inform them about the situation and the necessary changes to the schedule.
Information about King Charles’ forthcoming treatment was disclosed approximately 90 minutes after a separate announcement revealed that his daughter-in-law, the Princess of Wales, has been admitted to the hospital for a period of up to two weeks.
Catherine, aged 42, underwent planned abdominal surgery at The London Clinic near Regent’s Park in Central London on Tuesday, as confirmed by Kensington Palace.
The reason behind benign prostate enlargement is not clearly understood, but it is thought to be associated with hormonal changes that occur as men age. Symptoms may include challenges in initiating urination, frequent urination, and difficulties in fully emptying the bladder.
Revelations regarding the health of prominent members of the royal family are infrequently shared, making it noteworthy that updates about two distinct individuals were made public on the same day.
Buckingham Palace typically refrains from offering detailed information on health conditions, and when public updates are provided, the information disclosed is limited.
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