February 06, 2024


King Charles's never-before-seen portrait revealed amid cancer diagnosis

King Charles has been diagnosed with cancer, Buckingham Palace announced on Monday

By Javeria Shahid February 06, 2024
King Charles was recently disgnosed with cancer
King Charles was recently disgnosed with cancer

Buckingham Palace has unveiled a new photograph of King Charles alongside his latest health update. 

In the portrait featuring the 75-year-old King, the British monarch was seen standing in the middle of a doorway, pulling his hands behind his back. 

The father of Prince William and Prince Harry wasn’t looking any less handsome than his sons in a navy blue pinstripe suit over a white shirt and patterned tie. 

The picture was captured by Samir Hussein at the British Ambassador’s residence when His Majesty visited the state of France back in September 2023. 

The new picture accompanied an official statement from the palace, announcing that the king had been diagnosed with cancer. 

The official statement began, "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."

"His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties," the statement read further, noting that during this time, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual. 

Reflecting on the medical team's swift intervention in the diagnosis of cancer after his recent visits to the hospital, it read that the King "remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible."

The palace shared that the news has been made public to avoid any misleading speculations and "in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer."

It has been reported by several publications that King Charles personally shared his cancer diagnosis with his sons and family before making it public.