King Charles III Recuperates Post-Prostate Surgery, Queen Camilla Assures Public
In the wake of King Charles III's recent prostate surgery, Buckingham Palace has maintained a discreet stance regarding the monarch's health updates. However, Queen Camilla provided a comforting assurance to the public, affirming that the King is "doing fine" in his recovery process. The Queen's remarks came during her visit to the Royal Free Hospital in London, where she inaugurated the new Maggie's Royal Free cancer support center.
Royal correspondent Richard Palmer relayed the Queen's optimistic update on X, quoting her response to inquiries about the King's post-surgical condition: "He's getting on, doing his best." This exchange occurred during a conversation with one of the center's benefactors, Sir Gerald Ronson, who inquired about the King's well-being upon Her Majesty's arrival.
Further expressions of relief and well-wishes were exchanged when Dori Dana-Haeri, a key figure in the center's fundraising efforts, expressed her gladness over the King's positive recovery trajectory, eliciting a "Thank goodness" from the Queen. Additionally, another center supporter, Sir Michael Pakenham, extended his best recovery wishes to His Majesty, to which Queen Camilla graciously replied, "Thank you very much, that's very kind. I'll pass it on."
King Charles III was observed leaving The London Clinic on January 29, exuding a cheerful demeanor alongside Queen Camilla, just days after his procedure on January 26 to address an enlarged prostate. The Palace, in a statement, confirmed the discharge, expressing the King's gratitude towards the medical staff and the supportive public, and noted a temporary adjustment in his public engagements to facilitate a private recuperation period. However, the specifics of the recovery timeline remain undisclosed, in contrast to the detailed announcement regarding Kate Middleton's expected three-month recuperation following her abdominal surgery.
Speculation regarding the severity of the King's condition emerged when his hospital stay extended beyond the initially anticipated duration. Despite these concerns, the Palace has reassured the public, clarifying that the condition treated was a benign enlargement of the prostate, a common issue among men of the King's age.
As King Charles III continues his recovery, the royal family and its supporters remain hopeful for his swift return to health and duty, buoyed by the positive updates from Queen Camilla and the well-wishes from the broader community.