Britain's King Charles diagnosed with cancer, Buckingham Palace reports

Britain's King Charles poses for a photo during the recording of his Christmas message at Buckingham Palace, in London, Dec. 7, 2023. [Reuters]

Britain's King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and will postpone public-facing duties, Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Monday.

Charles, 75, had spent three nights in hospital last month after undergoing a corrective procedure for an enlarged prostate, when a separate issue of concern was noted. The palace said that tests had identified a form of cancer.

The palace did not give any details about Charles' cancer but a royal source said that it was not prostate.