King Charles has been hospitalized for medical treatment related to his health, according to Buckingham Palace.
The procedure will take place at the London Clinic private hospital, where Catherine, the Princess of Wales underwent surgery recently.
Reports indicate that the King made a visit to his daughter-in-law in the hospital on Friday morning, just before his own planned treatment.
The duration of King Charles’ hospital stay is still uncertain.
Queen Camilla accompanied the monarch as he arrived at the hospital in Marylebone in central London.
King Charles had chosen to share his health issue openly, hoping to encourage other men to prioritise their well-being.
After the news broke, there was a noticeable increase in searches on the NHS website regarding enlarged prostates. This surge of interest was positively received by doctors and charities.
A statement from Buckingham Palace expressed the King’s satisfaction with the fact that his diagnosis is raising public health awareness.
He expressed gratitude to those who had received their well-wishes.
Last week, the palace disclosed the plan for King Charles, who is 75 years old, to undergo a “corrective procedure” for his enlarged prostate. He made the journey from Sandringham to London on Thursday for the operation.
According to the NHS, a non-cancerous prostate problem is quite common among older men.
It is quite common for men over the age of 50 to experience symptoms related to an enlarged prostate, a gland located below the bladder.
The medical treatment does not necessitate any constitutional changes regarding the King’s position as head of state. There will no longer be a requirement for “counsellors of state” who can step in when a monarch is gravely unwell.
The King is currently receiving medical care at the same hospital where his daughter-in-law Catherine underwent a surgical procedure last week.
After her hospital stay, it is anticipated that she will take several months to recover at her residence in Windsor. The princess will not be participating in any official duties until after Easter.
Another health story emerged this week as it was disclosed that Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has been diagnosed with malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer.
It was discovered during her treatment for breast cancer, which was diagnosed last summer.
“It has certainly been unexpected to receive another cancer diagnosis, but I am maintaining a positive attitude and appreciative of the numerous messages filled with love and support,” expressed the duchess, who was previously married to Prince Andrew.
A representative for the duchess stated that she will undergo additional examinations to confirm that the melanoma has been detected in its early stages.