After receiving a cancer diagnosis, King Charles has travelled to the royal estate of Sandringham to complete his treatment and recuperation away from prying eyes.
It was revealed earlier this week that the 75-year-old king has the disease after having surgery to treat an enlarged prostate.
Although Buckingham Palace has verified that Charles does not have prostate cancer, details on the type of disease he has and its stage are still unclear to the public.
Charles’ health problems are not well known, as is frequently the case with the Royal Family. What is known is that Prince Harry saw his father in private on Tuesday, his first face-to-face meeting since Queen Elizabeth’s passing. The King reportedly told his closest family members about the diagnosis himself.
As Charles and Queen Camilla left Clarence House in London earlier this week to board a helicopter to Norfolk, they were seen for the first time since the cancer announcement.
The royal Sandringham estate, where the Royal Family is known to spend Christmas, is where the chopper reportedly landed on Tuesday at about 4.20 p.m., hours after Charles had spoken to Harry.
According to sources cited by the Daily Mail, the King has reportedly begun his cancer treatment and is “on good form.”
However, as his treatment progresses, there is conjecture that Charles might take a protracted leave of absence from his formal responsibilities and royal engagements.
Author of Charles III: New King, Robert Hardman. New Court. According to The Inside Story, “I would imagine we probably won’t see him at Westminster Abbey now,” on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
He’ll want to interact with the statement and message, I’m sure of it. Moments like those are when an absence is noticed, but the monarchy’s daily operations won’t actually alter.
In fact, the main takeaway from Buckingham Palace is that, despite the King’s poor health, things will continue as normal going forward.
However, concerning reports over the last few days present a different image.
Radar Online conjectures, citing medical professionals, that Charles’ cancer may be in his stomach, liver, or lungs, and that it is most likely to be close to his prostate.
Dr. Stuart Fischer, an internist in New York, stated to Radar that most recent research indicates that prostate cancer causes death rather than causes it. There are, and have been for at least thirty years, medications. They are anti-testosterone and generally stop the metastases from spreading.
“It is quite difficult to treat a metastasis once it spreads to the liver and lung, for example,” Dr. Fischer continued. “If he’s lucky, he will have a few years to live if the cancer is discovered in his liver and/or lungs, for example.”
Either way, we hope King Charles recovers quickly and are sending him our best wishes and support during this trying time.