King Charles has issued a major update days after going public with his cancer diagnosis.
In a message to the British public, the King issued a “heartfelt thanks” to those who have sent him messages.
He also said that he it has been “heartening” to see how sharing his news has helped to shine a light on it with the public.
The statement reads: “I would like to express my most heartfelt thanks for the many messages of support and good wishes I have received in recent days. As all those who have been affected by cancer will know, such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement.
“It is equally heartening to hear how sharing my own diagnosis has helped promote public understanding and shine a light on the work of all those organisations which support cancer patients and their families across the UK and wider world.
“My lifelong admiration for their tireless care and dedication is all the greater as a result of my own personal experience.”
The King is understood to be focusing on resting in preparation for more treatment while recuperating at his estate in Norfolk. His condition was discovered during surgery at the London Clinic for an enlarged prostate last month, which led to the discovery of a “form of cancer” described as a “separate issue”.
He has also begun “regular treatments” which started last Monday and postponed public duties, although he intends to keep up his weekly audiences with the Prime Minister – by phone at first.