In a message to the public, King Charles wrote: “I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the many messages of support and well wishes I have received over the last few days.”

After cancer diagnosis: King Charles addresses the public for the first time

“As all cancer sufferers know, kind thoughts like these are the greatest comfort and encouragement,” the monarch continued. The 75-year-old also reflects on his decision to go public with his cancer. She said it was encouraging to hear how announcing her own diagnosis helped promote public understanding. But also “to shine a light on the work of all the organizations that support cancer patients and their families in the UK and around the world.”

King Charles is grateful to medical professionals and cancer charities. “My lifelong admiration for his tireless care and dedication has been heightened by my own experiences.”

On Monday, Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles III. The cancer was diagnosed when he underwent surgery for an enlarged prostate. It is not yet known what type of cancer it is.