Romanian president wishes full recovery to King Charles III after cancer diagnosis
Romanian president Klaus Iohannis made a post on social media wishing a full recovery to King Charles III, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. The specific form of cancer has not been revealed by Buckingham Palace, but the statement indicates it was discovered during the king’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement.
“Our thoughts go to His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Family, as well as to the United Kingdom people in these difficult moments. We wish His Majesty a full recovery,” Romania’s Klaus Iohannis said on X.
🇷🇴 Our thoughts go to His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Family, as well as to the United Kingdom people in these difficult moments. We wish His Majesty a full recovery.— Klaus Iohannis (@KlausIohannis) February 6, 2024
King Charles has begun “a schedule of regular treatments” as of Monday, February 5, and will postpone public-facing duties during the medical procedures. However, throughout this period, he will continue to undertake state business and official paperwork as usual, according to Buckingham Palace.
“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,” reads the official statement.
According to the same source, King Charles decided to share his diagnosis “to prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer.”
BBC reported that the king has informed both his sons about his diagnosis, and the Prince of Wales is said to be in regular contact with his father. The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, will travel from the US to the UK in the coming days to see his father.
King Charles traveled to Romania last summer, for his first overseas trip since being crowned on May 6. At the welcoming reception hosted by president Klaus Iohannis in Bucharest, the king said he has "always felt rather at home in Romania." Afterwards, as the visit was largely private, he preferred to stay at the house in Valea Zălanului.
(Photo source: Presidency.ro)