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King Charles III Diagnosed with Cancer: Global Well-Wishes Pour In

News of King Charles III’s cancer diagnosis has prompted an outpouring of support from leaders worldwide. Buckingham Palace announced on February 5 that the 75-year-old monarch has begun treatment for cancer, suspending public duties but continuing with state affairs. The palace did not specify the type of cancer but assured it was unrelated to the king’s recent treatment for a benign prostate condition.

Leaders such as U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, former PMs Liz Truss, Boris Johnson, and Sir Tony Blair, along with U.S. President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, offered prayers and speedy recovery wishes. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also extended well-wishes.

The king’s openness about his health marks a departure from royal tradition, historically shrouded in secrecy concerning health matters. King Charles III’s decision to share his diagnosis aims to prevent speculation and raise awareness about cancer.