January 18, 2024

Royals

King Charles takes medical cue from Kate Middleton amid health crisis

King Charles is set to undergo a surgery this month amid Kate Middleton’s continued stay in hospital

By Javeria Shahid January 18, 2024

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King Charles III is scheduled to go under the knife this month after Kate Middleton's planned abdominal surgery.

The midweek announcement was made by Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, as reported by Page Six.

It was disclosed that His Majesty is slated to "seek treatment for an enlarged prostate."

"His Majesty’s condition is benign and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure," the statement revealed.

For those unfamiliar, medical experts explained that an enlarged prostate, also referred to as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), affects around 80 percent of men over the age of 70.

Among the reported issues due to the health condition include "increased urinary frequency, urgency, and an inability to empty the bladder."

The health update on Prince William and Prince Harry’s father comes hours news that Princess Kate underwent a "planned abdominal surgery."

It has been informed that the Princess of Wales had a successful abdominal surgery via an Instagram post on the royals' official page with caption, "A statement from Kensington Palace."

"It is expected that she will remain in hospital for ten to fourteen days, before returning home to continue her recovery," the post on behalf of the Future Queen read.

It added that the future Queen would like her medical information to remain "private," seemingly in the wake of any upcoming leaks.

Moreover, they also put forward her desire to "maintain as much normality for her children as possible."

Meanwhile, ahead of her surgery, Middleton showed no indication of dealing with any health issues.

As for Charles, he was out and about until the past Sunday.

He appeared to be in high spirits when going to church service at Crathie Kirk on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland with his wife Queen Camilla.