King Charles III to undergo surgery next week


Published: 2024-01-17 21:03

Last Updated: 2024-02-25 07:40

King Charles III to undergo surgery next week
King Charles III to undergo surgery next week

Buckingham Palace declared on Wednesday that King Charles III is receiving treatment for an enlarged prostate and is scheduled for a therapeutic procedure next week.

The palace issued a statement stating that, akin to numerous men annually, the king is undergoing treatment for prostate enlargement. The statement emphasized that King Charles' condition is benign, and he will be admitted to the hospital for a corrective operation next week. As a result, the 75-year-old king's commitments will be temporarily postponed to facilitate his recovery.

Having officially assumed the throne on May 6, eight months after the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Sep. 8, 2022, King Charles III holds the record for being the oldest person to ascend the British throne, having spent the lengthiest period as crown prince.

Despite having contracted COVID-19 twice and sustained sports injuries in his youth, the king, whose mother lived to be 96 and father to 99, generally enjoys good health.

The palace's announcement coincided with news that Princess of Wales Kate, wife of British heir William, had been hospitalized for a "pre-scheduled" abdominal surgery on Tuesday in London. Kensington Palace confirmed that the 42-year-old princess underwent a successful operation and is expected to remain in the hospital for a recovery period of 10 to 14 days, with a potential return to public duties by the end of March.