Just yesterday, Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles is undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with cancer. Along with the official statement shared on social media was a striking new portrait of the monarch, 75, wearing his go-to attire, a navy blue suit.
According to People, the portrait (below) appears to have been taken during the king’s state visit to France in September 2023. Snapped by royal photographer Samir Hussein, the striking photo shows His Majesty standing in an open doorway donning a subtle smile. In the background, a large chandelier hangs from the ceiling.
The palace detailed the king’s cancer diagnosis in the caption, writing, “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.”