The King will go to hospital next week where he will be treated for an enlarged prostate.
The 75-year-old monarch’s condition is benign but his public engagements will be postponed while he recuperates after the corrective procedure, Buckingham Palace announced this afternoon.
In a statement, it said: “In common with thousands of men each year, The King has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate.
“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.”
The announcement came less than two hours after it was announced that his daughter-in-law, the Princess of Wales, had undergone abdominal surgery and will remain in hospital for up to two weeks.
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