The Buckingham Palace has confirmed in a statement that King Charles III will undergo surgery for an enlarged prostate.
The 75-year-old monarch’s condition is reportedly benign and that he will undergo a ‘corrective procedure’ to treat it.
His public engagements will be postponed for a short period of time to allow him to recover.
Also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, enlarged prostate is a common condition among men over the age of 50. Even though it is not a serious health concern, it can result in symptoms including increased urgency to urinate and difficulty urinating.
According to NHS, an enlarged prostate does not increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.
It is believed that the monarch is staying at his private home, Birkhall, where he received the diagnosis.
Royal sources also said that the King was keen to share the details of his condition to encourage other men who may be experiencing similar symptoms to seek medical attention.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said: “In common with thousands of men each year, The King has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate.
“His Majesty’s condition is benign and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure. The King’s public engagements will be postponed for a short period of recuperation.”
The King acceded to the throne more than a year ago after spending seven decades as the heir to the throne. He was crowned in Westminster Abbey last May.
The news about King Charles’ diagnosis came shortly after it has been revealed that Catherine, Princess of Wales, underwent abdominal surgery and is expected to remain his hospital for up to 14 days.
The mother-of-three is not expected to return to her Royal duties until after Easter.
What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section and SHARE this story with your friends and family!