British PM comments on King Charles' cancer diagnosis

British PM comments on King Charles
# 06 February 2024 12:46 (UTC +04:00)

United Kingdom's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says he is "shocked and sad" to hear of King Charles' cancer diagnosis, APA reports citing BBC.

He says he is thankful the illness was "caught early", and hopes the monarch makes a speedy recovery.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak confirms that he remains in "regular contact" with King Charles and that he intends to "crack on like normal".

"All our thoughts are with him and his family," Sunak says, adding: "I’m in regular contact as I always am."

Note that Buckingham Palace announced the King's condition on Monday - but hasn't revealed what kind of cancer he has. However, officials say it isn't prostate cancer. It was discovered while the King was in hospital receiving treatment for benign enlarged prostate. In a statement, the Palace said the King has begun regular treatment. He will postpone public duties, although he's still expected to continue with paperwork and private meetings, the Palace confirmed. Prince William is expected to cover some engagements on the King's behalf.

Prince Harry is due to arrive in the UK "in the coming days", after the King told his son personally of his cancer diagnosis.

King Charles spent the night at home in London after beginning out-patient cancer treatment, according to BBC.