King Charles of Britain diagnosed with cancer, Buckingham Palace announces

LONDON — Buckingham Palace announced Monday that King Charles of Britain has been diagnosed with cancer.

The specific type of cancer was not disclosed, but the palace stated that the 75-year-old king began regular treatments Monday. Despite postponing his public engagements, King Charles remains optimistic about his treatment and intends to resume full public duties as soon as possible, according to the palace.

The palace has not provided additional information regarding the stage of the cancer or a prognosis.

Following his return to London from Sandringham in Norfolk Monday morning, the king started outpatient treatment. While public appearances are on hold, King Charles will continue his constitutional responsibilities as head of state, including paperwork and private meetings. Other senior royals are expected to take over some of his public roles during his treatment.