King Charles personally shared news of his cancer diagnosis with his family.

King Charles personally shared the news with his family

King Charles personally shared the news with his family

The 75-year-old monarch was recently diagnosed with "a form of cancer" following a "corrective procedure" for an enlarged prostate, and the King personally informed Prince William, Prince Harry and other family members of the news.

Charles shared the diagnosis with his sons and his siblings - Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward - before Buckingham Palace formally announced the news to the world, according to PEOPLE.

William, 41, has been in close contact with his dad since he shared the news. Harry, on the other hand, is now planning to return to the UK to spend some time with Charles.

The 39-year-old prince has already spoken to Charles about his cancer diagnosis and he's set to travel from California to the UK to see him in the coming days, the BBC reports.

Charles' cancer diagnosis was announced via a statement from Buckingham Palace on Monday (05.02.24).

The announcement came after the monarch underwent a procedure for an enlarged prostate.

The statement said: "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.

"His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties. Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual.

"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.

"His Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer."