Buckingham Palace announced last week that King Charles would be hospitalized for treatment on a benign enlarged prostate. And this morning, they confirmed that he has been admitted to the London Clinic—stopping to see his daughter-in-law Kate Middleton who is recovering in the same hospital.
“The King was this morning admitted to a London hospital for scheduled treatment,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. “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.”
Buckingham Palace did not say how long the King is expected to stay in hospital for. They will also not be sharing further details of the exact type of treatment he receives for his condition, which can be treated with a number of different procedures. A source confirmed today that the King visited the Princess of Wales, who is recovering from abdominal surgery in London Clinic, before his own admission.
Despite having to cancel meetings last week due to his condition, the King, 75, has continued to work behind the scenes. The Royal Family’s Instagram account today posted a message about Holocaust Memorial Day, which is marked in the UK on January 27, showing the King and Queen lighting a candle at Sandringham House earlier this week to mark the commemorations. Queen Camilla is currently holding down the fort with a busy program of engagements while the King, Prince William and Kate Middleton are all away from public duties.
Kate has been in the London Clinic since last Tuesday when she was admitted for abdominal surgery, with the Palace making the announcement the following day. Aides said that she was expected to remain in hospital for up to two weeks and would be recovering at home for months.
While Kate chose to keep precise details of her condition private, the King has shared his diagnosis of a benign enlarged prostate to raise awareness. NHS officials have since said that searches for the condition on their website have soared.
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