King Charles III underwent a scheduled medical procedure on Friday at a private hospital in Marylebone to address the benign prostate enlargement diagnosis he disclosed last week. The King expressed gratitude for the well-wishes received and acknowledged the positive impact of his public disclosure on raising awareness about prostate health.
Queen Camilla accompanied King Charles III to the London Clinic on Friday morning, with the King having traveled from the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk the day before by helicopter.
Before the procedure, he visited his daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton, at the clinic, who has been an inpatient since January 16, undergoing planned abdominal surgery. Kensington Palace announced the success of her surgery, stating her expected stay at the hospital to be 10 to 14 days.
Buckingham Palace is unlikely to provide further details about the King’s treatment or hospital stay, according to a palace source.
The initial statement emphasized the King’s decision to share his health information publicly to raise awareness about prostate health, leading to a surge in visitors to the NHS information page on benign prostate enlargement.
While the King is anticipated to resume regular duties in a few weeks, contingency plans have designated Prince Edward and Princess Anne as counselors of state in case of an extended recovery. Queen Camilla has continued her engagements, becoming the first royal patron of the Anne Frank Trust on Friday. Both Kate and Prince William have taken time away from their work during this period.