February 11, 2024


King Charles breaks silence after Prince Harry's visit following cancer diagnosis

King Charles makes first public statement since his cancer diagnosis was announced publicly

By Javeria Shahid February 11, 2024

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King Charles spoke out for the first time since his cancer diagnosis news was made public.

Taking the 75-year-old King’s words to social media Buckingham Palace released a statement on Saturday.

In the statement, the old monarch expressed his gratitude for the heartwarming wishes he has basked in due to his health crisis.

The palace posted Charles’ statement on Instagram which read, "I would like to express my most heartfelt thanks for the many messages of support and good wishes I have received in recent days."

"As all those who have been affected by cancer will know, such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement," he noted.

The statement continued, "It is equally heartening to hear how sharing my own diagnosis has helped promote understanding and shine a light on the work of all those organisations which support cancer patients and their families across the U.K. and wider world."

Moreover, the King reflected upon his lifelong admiration "for their tireless care and dedication is all the greater as a result of my own personal experience."

The first public statement from Charles, who ascended to the throne after the demise of Queen Elizabeth in September 2022, came after his youngest son, Prince Harry, paid him a quick visit earlier this week.

The Duke of Sussex rushed to meet his father, whom he hadn’t met since his coronation in May 2023, following his cancer diagnosis on Tuesday and returned to his wife Meghan Markle and their two kids in Montecito, California, on Thursday.

Additionally, the palace made the monarch’s health news public on Monday, February 5, via a statement one week after King Charles III was discharged from the London Clinic following his correction surgery due to an enlarged prostate.