King Charles is discharged from hospital following procedure

The 75 year old royal is "doing well."
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King Charles has been released from the hospital following his “corrective procedure” for an enlarged prostate at The London Clinic where his daughter-in-law is also currently recovering from a surgery of her own.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the news in an official statement: “The King was this afternoon discharged from hospital following planned medical treatment and has rescheduled forthcoming public engagements to allow for a period of private recuperation.”

“His Majesty would like to thank the medical team and all those involved in supporting his hospital visit, and is grateful for all the kind messages he has received in recent days.”

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This news follows after Buckingham Palace confirmed the King was “doing well”.

The surgery took place on January 26th, and the King was then on an extended period of bed rest per his doctor’s orders.

“His Majesty would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes over the past week and is delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness,” Buckingham Palace shared in a public statement shortly after the procedure took place.

The update came just days after Queen Camilla made a surprise comment about her husband’s health during an official visit to Aberdeen Art Gallery when prompted by the Lord Provost.

“He’s fine, thank you very much. Looking forward to getting back to work,” Camilla confirmed. 

King Charles was last seen just days before revealing he would be undergoing the procedure. (Credit: Getty)

In an official statement shared with the public on January 18, 2024, Buckingham Palace revealed that the 75-year-old would be hospitalised briefly, and would be postponing his upcoming royal engagements as he recovered.

It is widely understood that the monarch made a deliberate decision to share the details of his health diagnosis as a means of encouraging other men who may be experiencing symptoms in line with the condition. 

According to the NHS website: “Benign prostate enlargement (BPE) is the medical term to describe an enlarged prostate, a condition that can affect how you pee (urinate). BPE is common in men aged over 50. It’s not a cancer and it’s not usually a serious threat to health.”

Whilst it’s unclear what the corrective procedure entailed and how serious Charles’ condition is, symptoms the King may be suffering from include straining to pee, finding it difficult to start peeing, having a weak flow of urine, urinary incontinence, and needing to pee frequently.

Usually, surgery is only a recommended course of action for moderate to severe symptoms that have not responded to medicine.

Queen Camilla has shared that her husband is looking forward to his royal duties. (Credit: Getty)

The official statement released by Buckingham Palace read: “His Majesty’s condition is benign and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure. The King’s public engagements will be postponed for a short period of recuperation.”

King Charles’ last public appearance prior to his admittance was on January 14th, where he was photographed attending a church service at Crathie Kirk, near his beloved Balmoral Estate with his wife Queen Camilla. 

The couple have been enjoying some downtime at their Scottish home, Birkhall after spending Christmas at Sandringham.

Catherine, Princess of Wales has recently undergone a surgery herself. (Credit: Getty)

In a statement of her own released on the same day as her father-in-law’s, Catherine, Princess of Wales also revealed she had recently undergone a planned surgery in her abdomen

“The surgery was successful and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for ten to fourteen days, before returning home to continue her recovery. Based on current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter,” Kensington Palace shared.

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