King Charles to Be Treated for Enlarged Prostate
Buckingham Palace announced on Wednesday that Britain's King Charles III is set to undergo a "corrective procedure" in the hospital next week after seeking treatment for an enlarged prostate.
The statement revealed that, much like thousands of men annually, the King sought treatment for this condition, assuring the public that it is benign.
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The 75-year-old monarch is scheduled to attend the hospital next week for the corrective procedure, leading to a temporary postponement of some public engagements to facilitate his recuperation.
Originally expected to participate in meetings and events in Scotland on Friday, these engagements have been postponed.
A source from Buckingham Palace, speaking to NBC News, shared that King Charles was eager to disclose the details of his diagnosis to encourage other men experiencing symptoms to undergo medical checks, aligning with public health advice.
On the same day, it was revealed that Kate, the Princess of Wales, underwent planned abdominal surgery and would be hospitalized for up to two weeks.
The 42-year-old wife of Prince William, the eldest son and heir to the throne, will take an extended break from her typical schedule of public appearances and private engagements.
King Charles III ascended to the throne following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September 2022, at the age of 96, concluding a record-setting 70-year reign.
Unlike his mother's iconic coronation at the age of 27 in 1953, King Charles, at 73, became the monarch much later in life.
Since taking the throne, King Charles III has encountered various issues, including the ongoing controversy surrounding his brother Prince Andrew's association with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. The publication of Prince Harry's book, "Spare," last year also brought unwanted attention to the royal family.
As both King Charles III and Kate undergo medical treatments, the royal family faces a period of adjustment, emphasizing the resilience of the monarchy in adapting to evolving circumstances. The public will continue to closely follow the developments as Charles and the royal family deal with the unexpected health issue.