King Charles recovering well following surgery

Jan 27, 2024
A smiling Camilla revealed that Charles was "fine", with a royal source confirming the procedure had taken place and that he was doing well. Source: AP PHOTO.

Amidst a series of health challenges faced by the Royal Family, King Charles is now on the path to recovery after undergoing planned treatment for an enlarged prostate.

The 75-year-old monarch was admitted to the London Clinic in west London on Friday, January 26, accompanied by his wife, Queen Camilla.

The hospital is also the current residence of Catherine, the Princess of Wales, who is recovering from abdominal surgery.

A smiling Camilla revealed that Charles was “fine” as she left the hospital, with a royal source confirming the procedure had taken place and that he was doing well.

In an earlier statement released by Buckingham Palace, gratitude was expressed for the well-wishes received during this challenging time.

“His majesty would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes over the past week and is delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness,” the Palace said.

The King is expected to stay in the hospital for two nights as part of his recovery process.

The Royal Family has been faced with a series of health issues recently, with Princess Catherine remaining in the London Clinic. According to Kensington Palace, the Princess is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter.

Royal officials announced on Wednesday, January 17 that Princess Catherine had undergone surgery and was expected to stay at the private London Clinic for a period of 10 to 14 days.

“Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales was admitted to hospital yesterday for planned abdominal surgery. The surgery was successful and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for ten to fourteen days, before returning home to continue her recovery. Based on the current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter,” the statement read.

“The Princess of Wales appreciates the interest this statement will generate. She hopes that the public will understand her desire to maintain as much normality for her children as possible; and her wish that her personal medical information remains private.

“Kensington Palace will, therefore, only provide updates on Her Royal Highness’ progress when there is significant new information to share.

“The Princess of Wales wishes to apologise to all those concerned for the fact that she has to postpone her upcoming engagements. She looks forward to reinstating as many as possible, as soon as possible.”

Adding to the series of health concerns within the Royal Family, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, recently revealed a shocking diagnosis of malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer.

In an emotional Instagram post, the Duchess expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support and highlighted the importance of vigilance in monitoring skin health.

“I have been taking some time to myself as I have been diagnosed with malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer, my second cancer diagnosis within a year after I was diagnosed with breast cancer this summer and underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. It was thanks to the great vigilance of my dermatologist that the melanoma was detected when it was,” she wrote.

“Naturally another cancer diagnosis has been a shock but I’m in good spirits and grateful for the many messages of love and support.

“I believe my experience underlines the importance of checking the size, shape, colour and texture and emergence of new moles that can be a sign of melanoma and urge anyone who is reading this to be diligent.

“I am incredibly thankful to the medical teams that have supported me through both of these experiences with cancer and to the MAYRLIFE Clinic for taking gentle care of me in the past weeks, allowing me time for recuperation. I am resting with family at home now, feeling blessed to have their love and support.”

Despite the challenges faced by the Royal Family, messages of love and support from well-wishers continue to pour in. The public remains hopeful for the swift recovery of King Charles, Princess Catherine, and Sarah Ferguson.

-with Reuters.

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