King Charles III, who suffers from cancer, spent the night from Monday to Tuesday at home after beginning outpatient treatment for the disease, which Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said was “detected early.”
In dialogue with the BBC, Sunak said he is in “regular contact” with the king and is grateful that the disease was “detected early.”
On Monday, Buckingham Palace announced that the cancer was discovered during the king's recent treatment for a benign enlarged prostate.
The Palace has not said what type of cancer the king has been diagnosed with.
Tourists and curious people look at Buckingham Palace. Photo: HENRY NICHOLLS / AFP
The monarch has postponed his public functions, but “will assume state functions” and will continue to meet weekly with the prime minister.
Harry travels to London
Prince Harry left California on Monday night to travel to the United Kingdom to see his father.
This Tuesday, Harry's arrival was expected in London. His car was seen at Los Angeles' main airport, known as LAX, on Monday night.
Shortly after Buckingham Palace's announcement on Monday, Prince Harry's team said he would travel to the UK to see his father, while his wife Meghan she would stay in California with her two children.
Harry was expected to arrive in London this Tuesday. Photo: AP
The flight between California and London takes about 11 hours.
While Harry's relationship with his family has been strained since moving to the United States, he continues to have a bond with his father.
The Duke of Sussex will travel to the UK to visit King Charles “in the coming days” after Buckingham Palace announced the monarch had been diagnosed with cancer, the BBC has learned.
A spokesman for Prince Harry said: He had already spoken to his father about the diagnosis.
The duke moved to the United States with his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, after They stopped being royals in 2020.
Since then, his relationship with other royals has been strained.
The duke's last appearance on a royal occasion took place in May, during the Coronation of the King.
That was fleeting, since Prince Harry he left immediately after of the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
Harry during his father's coronation. Photo: TOBY MELVILLE / AFP)
The BBC understands he was not invited to appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the ceremony.
A source also told US outlet Page Six at the time that Prince Harry intended to make “every effort” to arrive in time for your son's birthdayArchie, that was The same day.
Much or little information?
For experts on the British royals, the report on the king's cancer is almost news. Long ago, a statement like this was unthinkable from a hermetic monarchy jealous of his privacy.
The royal flag flies at Clarence House. Photo: HENRY NICHOLLS / AFP
Simon Lewis, former press secretary to Queen Elizabeth II, says Buckingham Palace's statement on Monday night was “successful.”
Even 20 years ago, the only thing we would have received was a “brief and very abrupt statement”, states.
And although the type of cancer has not been revealed, the Palace went as far as possibleLewis explained to the Today show.
“The most important point,” adds Lewis, was that the Palace confirmed that the King would continue with his state duties and procedures.
There will be no daily reports
After the explosive announcement about the king's cancer diagnosis, There is a great public demand for more information.
But don't expect to hear much more about the details of the health problem or treatment, as Buckingham Palace does not plan to provide regular updates about the king's condition.
The Palace follows a familiar pattern with royal news, where an initial statement is issued, prompting intense media discussion and many responses.
but after that there are few facts clearerdespite a storm of speculation.
When it comes to someone's health, there are even more reasons to expect privacy and the information provided is already deeply personal for any family.
So The focus will be on reactions, supporters and other sources of information, like the one provided this Monday by Rishi Sunak.
With information from BBC News