King Charles reportedly shared his cancer diagnosis firsthand with his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, and other family members.
PEOPLE published on Monday that the 75-year-old king personally disclosed the unfortunate news before his sons and three siblings, including Prince Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, ahead of making it public on Monday.
It has been tipped by a source close to the Prince of Wales that the elder son is in close contact with the monarch while Harry, 39, will soon fly to Britain to be by his father’s side in the coming days.
His Majesty’s cancer diagnosis was made public via an official statement issued by Buckingham Palace on their website.
"During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer," the statement read.
They further noted that King Charles III will postpone any public-facing duties, concluding the announcement, "His Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer."
This announcement came days after Charles was discharged from the London Clinic following a correction surgery due to an enlarged prostate.
He left the medical facility three days after undergoing the procedure. While he stayed at the clinic, Queen Camilla rushed back and forth to visit her husband and be by his side.
King Charles left the hospital side-by-side with the queen, seemingly in high spirits. In addition to a wide grin on the couple's face, he also waved to the well-wishers waiting outside the clinic.