King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer, the Royal Family announced Monday.
Buckingham Palace did not say exactly what type of cancer the 75-year-old monarch was battling.
“During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted,” the family said in a statement published online. “Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer.”
Charles was hospitalized on Jan. 26 for the prostate procedure. He walked out three days later alongside Queen Camilla.
The king will receive regular outpatient treatments, according to Buckingham Palace. Doctors advised him to limit public-facing appearances, one day after he attended church service at Sandringham.
“Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual,” the statement read.