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‘It’s just a sad story’: expert on how Charles III’s illness could affect the British monarchy

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On February 5, Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles III had been diagnosed with cancer. The type is not disclosed. The diagnosis was made during a planned operation due to an enlarged prostate. According to the statement, the 75-year-old king has already begun a regular treatment program. King Charles III will not perform any government duties during treatment. He will continue to carry out government affairs and official office work as usual.

TV presenter Frauke Ludwig understands this well. The famous journalist covered numerous royal events. In an interview with t-online, the TV presenter explained how Charles’ illness affected the British monarchy.

It’s just a sad story. He just became king and here comes the news of cancer“, she says.

Charles’ coronation took place on May 6, 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London. He ascended to the throne immediately after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen died on September 8, 2022, aged 96. Shortly before her death, she celebrated 70 years on the throne.


The Queen has truly been a rock for decades and has always seemed to be in good health, explains the famous journalist. – King Charles III has only been in office for just over a year, and cancer is now affecting his royal duties. This is not only personally sad for him and his family, but also for his career. I’m a little surprised why this became public knowledge now. I know that the coverage of Charles is also putting pressure on his successor, Prince William.

The British succession to the throne is based on the principle of primogeniture, which means that the oldest living direct descendant of the reigning monarch becomes king or queen. Prince William is Charles’s eldest son, meaning he will be the next member of the family to ascend to the throne. Due to Charles’ illness, attention is increasingly focused on the successor, something that William is said to be struggling with.


It’s not that he necessarily welcomes it. He is in no hurry to become king. He really enjoys spending time with his children.”– explains royal expert Richard Eden in an interview with the Daily Mail Royals posted on YouTube.

Frauke Ludwig hopes that everything will turn out well for King Charles III, because although she has been professionally involved with the royal family for many years, the current events also affect her personally: “Regardless of whether he is a king or not, you always have the feeling that you know them very well


It was previously reported that the life of the royal family has never been so dangerous, what awaits the grandchildren of cancer patient Charles III.


Author: Victoria MIKYTYUK, “FACTS”

Source: Fakty

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