London, England – King Charles III has broken his silence following his cancer diagnosis that was revealed by Buckingham Palace. The monarch, aged 75, released a personal letter to the public on Feb. 10, five days after the announcement of his diagnosis. In the letter, the King expressed his heartfelt thanks for the messages of support and good wishes he has received, acknowledging the comfort and encouragement it brings to him. The letter was shared on the Royal family’s Instagram page and also featured a 2023 photo of the monarch greeting well-wishers.
In the letter, King Charles III also highlighted how sharing his own diagnosis has raised public understanding and illuminated the work of organizations that support cancer patients and their families across the UK and the wider world. He signed the letter with his Royal cypher, “Charles R,” which stands for “Rex,” the Latin word for “king.”
The King, who has resided at Clarence House in London for years, flew to Sandringham House in Norfolk, England with his wife, Queen Camilla, after his diagnosis. Buckingham Palace also announced that the King has commenced a regular treatment schedule and has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties.
Meanwhile, the King’s son Prince Harry traveled from California to visit his father before jetting back to the United States to present an award at the 2024 NFL Honors event in Las Vegas. The King’s eldest son and heir, Prince William, also thanked the public for their support of both his father and his wife, Kate Middleton, who is recovering from abdominal surgery.
During a public appearance at a charity concert at England’s Salisbury Cathedral, Queen Camilla offered an update on the King’s well-being, noting that he is doing well under the circumstances and is very touched by the letters and messages from the public.
The King’s cancer diagnosis has not only prompted an outpouring of support but has also shed light on the work of organizations supporting cancer patients and their families. The public continues to send well-wishes and messages of support to the King and his family during this challenging time.