King Charles III admitted to hospital for a prostate operation

King Charles III had made his health problem public as a way of sending a message to other men to get their prostates checked.

London: Britain’s King Charles III was on Friday admitted to a private hospital here for treatment for an enlarged prostate, Buckingham Palace announced.

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The procedure will be carried out at the London Clinic private hospital, where Catherine, the Princess of Wales, had surgery last week.

The 75-year-old King visited the Princess of Wales in the hospital this morning, ahead of his own scheduled treatment.

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It is not yet known how long King Charles will remain in hospital.

King Charles III had made his health problem public as a way of sending a message to other men to get their prostates checked.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said the King was “delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness”.

He also thanked those who had “sent their good wishes,” the BBC reported.

The plan for King Charles to have a “corrective procedure” for his enlarged prostate was revealed by the palace last week.

A benign prostate problem, which is non-cancerous, is common in men over 50 and is not usually a serious condition, according to the UK’s National Health Service.

Around one in three men over the age of 50 will have some symptoms of an enlarged prostate, which is a gland that sits just below the bladder.

Charles became King following his mother Queen Elizabeth’s death on September 8, 2022. His coronation took place on May 6, 2023.

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