King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer after a hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement
Why it matters
The diagnosis of King Charles III with cancer is significant due to his status as the monarch and the impact on his public duties
What the papers say
The Independent reports that the King has been diagnosed with an unspecified form of cancer, while The Times emphasizes that the diagnosis is not prostate cancer
How we got here
King Charles III underwent surgery for an enlarged prostate last month, during which a separate issue of concern was noted, leading to the subsequent diagnosis of cancer
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Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality.
Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and he is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history.