The announcement on Monday Charles III cancer adds to an especially difficult start to the year for the British royal familyafter the operation of the Princess Kate Middletonwhich will be at rest at least until Easter.
The illness of the 75-year-old monarch was announced by the Buckingham Palace for “avoid speculation”.
In a statement, the royal house explained that the king He began treatment and his doctors advised him to suspend his public activities, without giving more details about the “form of cancer” suffering. However, it will continuetaking care of state affairs and administrative tasks as usual”.
Charles IIIwhich happened to his mother Isabel II 17 months ago and was crowned on May 6, he had announced on January 17 that he was going to undergo surgery for a prostate hypertrophy.
After an operation in London Clinic, an elegant establishment in the center of the capital where he spent three nights, returned home on January 29. The palace then specified that she would not immediately resume her engagements.to allow a recovery period”. He cancer It was discovered during the intervention.
He king was hospitalized in the same establishment as his daughter-in-law, the Wale’s princess42, who spent 13 days there in January to undergo abdominal surgery, the details of which have not been made public.
She also left the clinic on January 29 for a long convalescence at her home. Windsorwhich will last at least until March 31.
Camila on the front line
The very popular Wale’s princess hasn’t been seen since Christmas. Her husband, Prince Guillermo41, heir to the crown, suspended his activities after his wife was hospitalized on January 16.
The couple has three children: Jorge of 10 years, Charlotte of 8 and Luis out of 5.
William had just announced on Monday that it was going to resume its activities when it was made public the king cancer diagnosis.
And if that was not enough, Sara Ferguson64, ex-wife of the prince Andrewbrother of Charles IIIannounced on January 21 that he was suffering from a malignant melanomaa skin cancer.
Six months earlier, in June 2023, he had already announced that he had been diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer.
He malignant melanoma was discovered during tests ordered by a dermatologist, when the duchess of york had to undergo reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy. A mole was identified as cancerous.
Sarah still living in Windsorin a royal residence that he shares with the prince Andrewto whom she remains very close despite her divorce in 1996.
These successive health problems have almost halved the circle of active members of the British royal familyand have left the queen camilla76 years old, on the front line, in charge of numerous commitments every week.
The princess annesister of Charles III 73 years old, is also present, as is the prince edward59 years old, his younger brother, and his wife, Sofia.
But their activities tend to receive much less coverage in the press.
The circle of active members of the British royal family has been reduced in recent years with the move to USA of the prince henry and his wife, the former American actress Meghan Markleand the withdrawal of prince andrew from public life following a scandal of sexual abuse of a minor years ago in USA.