British King Charles III was diagnosed with cancer, although they still haven't officially revealed which type it is. What we know is that it is not the prostate, given that at the end of January, the King underwent an intervention to treat an enlarged prostate.
Buckingham Palace revealed that the King, 75, is starting therapy, which should ease his battle with this vicious disease. This news shocked many. There is optimism and hope that King Charles will emerge victorious from this fight.
“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,” the Palace said.
After news like this spread in a short period, a large number of reactions from world-famous faces followed. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is one of the first to react and stressed that the King will be in the prayers. Considering the importance and reputation of the King, many were surprised, but no one doubts that Charles will successfully overcome this life challenge.
“He’ll just be in our thoughts and our prayers. Many families around the country listening to this will have been touched by the same thing and they know what it means to everyone,” Sunak said. “So we’ll just be willing him on and hopefully we get through this as quickly as possible.”- he said, as reproted by time.com!
In the wake of this news, many wondered how his sons William and Harry would behave. Given the events of the past few years, it is difficult to know whether this will improve relations between the brothers and others.
Prince William could take over some of King Charles' royal duties that he will be unable to perform after learning he has cancer, while Harry is said to be traveling to London to visit his father.
It is known that the two of them have not been on the best of terms in recent years, which also applies to Harry's relationship with his father Charles, whom he calls "cold".
A friend of Harry's talked a few months ago about a phone conversation between Harry and King Charles, before the release of the memoirs. Harry tried to 'fix' things and have a conversation that would change their relationship. However, King Charles was not open to change.
"It was an awkward conversation, but he knew if he didn't make those first steps, there would never be any progress. There was no raised voices, no arguments... but the King was cold and brief rather than open to any proper dialogue."
Prince Harry, King Charles, and Prince William
In his memoir 'Spare', Prince Harry spoke openly about his life, the challenges he faced, and the way he dealt with huge problems. Spare was a huge success and generated interest like no other book in a long time. Harry opened his soul and decided to speak honestly about the stages of his growing up and life.
"I'm writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become. I've worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story – the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think."
As Page Six writes, Prince Harry still hasn't talked to William about his father's condition and diagnosis, but they could make a truce precisely because of this ugly news. It is to be expected that their relationship could finally be improved.
Although they were brought up to always be together, and Harry was expected to be William's closest adviser when he becomes king, the two have not spoken for a year, according to the mentioned medium. Now that their father is battling a nasty disease, things could change.
Harry is said to have already left for California to visit his father, but is scheduled to travel to England alone, while his wife Meghan Markle and children Archie and Lilibeth are expected to stay at home.
By the way, Charles personally called both sons to tell them that he was ill. He understood it as a duty and responsibility.
He also personally invited his sister and brothers, Anne, Andrew and Edward. With him is his wife, Queen Camila, who will be his support all the time.
A friend of the British royal family, Hugo Vickers, revealed that "Charles will never abdicate", but will "serve until the end".