This past weekend, the 75-year-old monarch shared a personal statement on the official royal family website and on Instagram, marking his first announcement since Buckingham Palace revealed his plans to postpone engagements and undergo treatment. King Charles shared a photo of himself shaking hands with a healthcare worker and attached an image of his letter, which reads, "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."
King Charles Gives Emotional Update in New Personal Statement & Makes First Appearance Following Diagnosis
The statement includes a personal touch
The king went on to express that he was encouraged by how his diagnosis has brought more attention to organizations supporting cancer survivors. He continued, "It is equally heartening to hear how sharing my own diagnosis has helped promote public understanding and shine a light on the work of all those organizations which support cancer patients and their families across the UK and wider world. My lifelong admiration for their tireless care and dedication is all the greater as a result of my own personal experience."
The royal then added a personal touch by signing his name, "Charles R."
In the comments, fans continued to show their support by wishing the king a speedy recovery. One fan said, "Get well soon, your Majesty. My thoughts and prayers are with you and The Queen." Another added, "The whole world is praying for you, Your Majesty. We love you and wish you a speedy and full recovery."
Aside from releasing a new statement, King Charles was also spotted attending a Sunday service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate. He was accompanied by his wife, Queen Camilla, and he appeared to be in good spirits as he smiled and greeted Reverend Canon Dr. Paul Williams.
The news of King Charles's diagnosis came after he spent three days at The London Clinic to undergo a corrective procedure for his enlarged prostate. The palace hasn't specified the kind of cancer he has, but they revealed that it’s a “separate issue” from his prostate procedure.
In the original announcement, Buckingham Palace thanked the team of doctors and nurses who identified his cancer. It reads, "The King is grateful to his medical team for their swift intervention, which was made possible thanks to his recent hospital procedure. He remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible."
Wishing His Majesty a speedy and easy recovery.
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