King Charles Will Be Hospitalized Next Week to Treat an Enlarged Prostate, Buckingham Palace Reports

The news was announced on the heels of an announcement about the Princess of Wales’ health.

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On the heels of breaking news today that the Princess of Wales is in hospital for roughly the next two weeks after a planned abdominal surgery, news also broke this morning that King Charles himself will undergo hospital treatment for an enlarged prostate, NBC News reports.

The Firm’s media team is in overdrive today—Kensington Palace released the statement about Kate this morning, and within an hour or so Buckingham Palace released a statement of its own regarding the King’s health. He will undergo a “corrective procedure” in hospital next week, the Palace said.

“In common with thousands of men each year, The King has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate,” the statement read. “His Majesty’s condition is benign, and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure.”

It added that Charles, who is 75, will then go into recovery and his “public engagements will be postponed for a short period of recuperation.”

A Palace source told NBC News that the King “was keen to share the details of his diagnosis to encourage other men who may be experiencing symptoms to get checked, in line with public health advice.”

As with news regarding Kate’s health, we will continue to keep you updated on this developing story, and also like Kate, we send the King our best wishes. 

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.