King Charles Reduced To Tears Over Cancer Support

The UK’s King Charles III told Prime Minister Rishi Sunak that the support he’d received following his cancer diagnosis reduced him to tears. The Prime Minister meets with the Monarch weekly to discuss state affairs, and during a recent sit-down, Sunak told the King that the whole country is behind him. King Charles said he was moved by the outpouring of sympathy and noted that cancer charities had experienced an uptick in donations. “I’ve had so many wonderful messages and cards,” he said.

Charles expressed similar sentiments on his Instagram account, where he expressed his “heartfelt thanks” to those who have supported him and other people affected by cancer. The King said he was encouraged to learn that his diagnosis had raised awareness among the British public and increased support for cancer patients and their families throughout the United Kingdom.

In February, officials from Buckingham Palace released news that the King had received a cancer diagnosis, but did not say where the cancer was located. The statement did acknowledge, however, that the diagnosis followed his attendance at a private London clinic for a prostate procedure. The Palace stated that the Monarch would suspend public engagements while receiving treatment but would continue with state affairs, including his weekly meeting with the Prime Minister.

The announcement prompted the return to Britain of the King’s son, Prince Harry, who lives in California with his American wife Meghan Markle and is estranged from his family. Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, reportedly wanted to stay with his father at Clarence House in London, but palace aides allowed only a short meeting before moving the Prince to a hotel.

Amid rumors of a faltering marriage to Meghan Markle, some Royal commentators suggest that Harry wants to re-engage with his family and resume Royal duties, but insiders say his brother and future King, Prince William, won’t allow it. The family fell out when Harry and Meghan accused the Royals of racism during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.