Joe Biden Breaks Silence On King Charles' 'Concerning' Cancer Diagnosis: 'I'm About To Call Him'

Joe Biden Breaks Silence On King Charles' Cancer Diagnosis: 'I'm Concerned'

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By Favour Adegoke on February 5, 2024 at 4:30 PM EST
Updated on February 5, 2024 at 5:22 PM EST

Following the news of King Charles III's cancer diagnosis, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, has expressed concern for the monarch, stating that he intends to reach out to him immediately.

Biden's remarks come after Buckingham Palace shocked the world with the announcement that the king had been diagnosed with cancer. During this period, King Charles will postpone all public duties as he focuses on his treatment.

The king's family members are expected to be by his side, with his younger son, Prince Harry, reportedly heading to the U.K. "within a few days" to see his father.

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Joe Biden Speaks Out On King Charles' Cancer Diagnosis

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The U.S. president has expressed concern for King Charles after he was diagnosed with cancer. While responding to reporters in Las Vegas, Biden said that "God willing" he will soon get in contact with the king, noting that he "just heard his diagnosis."

He added, "I'm concerned about him. Hopefully, I'll be talking to him soon." According to a report, Biden learned of King Charles' cancer diagnosis before having a meeting with culinary workers in Las Vegas.

Charles' diagnosis comes shortly after he was released from the London Clinic, where he had undergone treatment for an "enlarged prostate."

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It was during this period that the cancer was discovered. However, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace, the king does not have prostate cancer, and his diagnosis is not related to the "enlarged prostate" treatment.

The statement read, "During The King's recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer."

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King Charles Will 'Postpone' Public Duties To Focus On His Health

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The statement from Buckingham Palace revealed that King Charles had been scheduled to begin regular treatment to fight the disease. During this period, the King has been told by his doctors to postpone all his public duties.

"His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties. Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual," the statement from the palace continued.

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The palace shared that the king was grateful to his medical team for their "swift intervention, which was made possible thanks to his recent hospital procedure. He remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible."

The statement concluded: "His Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer."

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King Charles Receives Outpouring Of Support

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President Joe Biden's remarks come amid a flood of support for the monarch as he begins treatment to battle the deadly disease.

One notable message came from Cardinal Nichols, a British Cardinal of the Catholic Church and Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster.

He said, "I amsaddenedtolearnthatKingCharles is now facing a time of treatment for cancer. On behalf of the entire Catholic Community in England and Wales, I offer His Majesty our warmest wishes and assurance of steadfast prayers for his full and speedy recovery. God bless the King."

Another message came from Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, a British author and known critic of the royal family.

Dr. Shola wrote on X, "Cancer took my father in his prime. I hate it with a passion. On this, King Charles has my sympathy. I wish him & thousands across [the] UK diagnosed with cancer full recovery. Watching the news & the media has already started whitewashing his legacy as ‘Monarch’ & painting him as a saint for ‘working’ when he should be focused on his recovery. "

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Prince Harry Flying To The U.K. To Be By His Father's Side

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The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, has reportedly been personally notified of his father's ailment, and he will be making a trip to the U.K. to be by his father's side.

Despite his frosty relationship with his father, reports claim that he has been kept in the loop about King Charles' health since the monarch was admitted to the London Clinic to undergo surgery for an “enlarged prostate.”

Harry's trip to the UK to see his father will serve as a reunion, as the last time the pair were in a room together was during the king’s coronation in May 2023.

However, King Charles has been in touch with Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, as he reportedly got a call from them during his birthday in November.

The Sussexes also sent their "best wishes" to King Charles and Kate Middleton in January, when their health challenges were initially announced. Like the king, Kate was also admitted to the London Clinic,, where she underwent "abdominal surgery" to treat an unknown issue.

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