King Charles III has been admitted to a private London hospital for a “corrective procedure” to treat his enlarged prostate, according to Buckingham Palace.
The 75-year old king will receive treatment at the renowned London Clinic, the same hospital where the Princess of Wales is currently recovering from abdominal surgery. Upon his arrival, King Charles even took the time to visit Princess Kate in her hospital room.
Acknowledging the supportive messages he has received, the palace stated, “His Majesty would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes over the past week”.
The diagnosis of this benign condition came after King Charles consulted with medical experts due to experiencing discomfort. Recognizing the importance of prioritizing his health, he promptly canceled his engagements and was advised to rest ahead of the procedure.
In addition to addressing the king’s health concerns, the public spotlight on his surgery is being leveraged as an opportunity to promote public health awareness surrounding prostate check-ups for men.
In response to the positive impact his diagnosis has had on raising awareness, the palace expressed, “The king was delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness”.