Less than 18 months after acceding to the throne, the sovereign began treatment on Monday for a form of cancer which was not specified.
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This is the first time that King Charles III has spoken since his cancer diagnosis. “I would like to express my most sincere thanks for the many messages of support and good wishes I have received over the past few days,” wrote the King of the British, in a press release published on the website and the X account (formerly Twitter) of the royal family.
“As anyone affected by cancer knows, kind thoughts like these provide the greatest comfort and encouragement.”added the 75-year-old sovereign.
An “admiration” for “the work of organizations that support patients and their families”
“It’s also heartening to hear how sharing my diagnosis has helped raise awareness and shine a light on the work of all of these organizations that support cancer patients and their families across the UK and the rest of the world”, he wrote. “My lifelong admiration for their tireless care and dedication is all the greater as I experience it personally,” adds the message signed “Charles R.”.
Less than 18 months after acceding to the throne, the sovereign began treatment on Monday for a form of cancer which was not specified. If he will continue some of his administrative functions, he will be absent from public life for an indefinite period.