King Charles III has expressed his gratitude to the public for their support following the revelation of his cancer diagnosis.
Buckingham Palace disclosed on Monday that the 75-year-old monarch had been diagnosed with cancer. The diagnosis was made by his physicians following diagnostic tests subsequent to a prostate surgery, and treatment was commenced immediately.
After his eldest son, Prince William
, and his wife, Camilla, the Queen Consort had previously addressed the public, the King himself issued a statement, thanking everyone for the supportive messages and well-wishes he has received over the past few days.
"Those who have ever been touched by cancer know that such kind thoughts provide the greatest comfort and encouragement. It's equally encouraging to hear how sharing my own diagnosis has helped to advance public understanding and has shined a light on the work of organizations that support cancer patients and their families across the United Kingdom and around the world. My lifelong admiration for their tireless care and dedication is even greater now, following my personal experience," concluded King Charles III's statement, which was published on Instagram.
According to the BBC, the King is currently staying at the Sandringham estate with his family. While the Palace has not revealed the specific type of cancer he is battling, it has confirmed that it is not prostate cancer.