Prince Harry misses key Invictus Games events to be at King’s side | Royal | News


Prince Harry is said to travelling from the United States to London to be by King Charles’s side after he was diagnosed with cancer following diagnostic tests.

Buckingham Palace announced the King’s diagnosis on Monday, although it declined to reveal what kind of cancer he had, merely confirming it was not prostate cancer.

The Duke of Sussex is now set to travel to London just days before a planned visit to Canada to promote the 2025 Invictus Games.

Harry and Meghan were reportedly set to appear at the launch event that takes place between February 14 and 16, reports The Mirror.

It now remains unclear wether Harry will attend the event.

The Invictus Games was founded by Harry in 2014 after he watched a British team competing at the Warrior Games the year before. It provides injured service personnel a chance to compete in sporting events across the globe.

It has been reported Charles told both Prince William and Harry the news of his diagnosis personally. The Telegraph says Harry is likely to fly to the UK tonight (Monday).

A source said: The duke did speak with his father about his diagnosis. He will be traveling to UK to see His Majesty in the coming days.”

In the statement released by the Palace at 6pm, it was confirmed Charles’ recent hospital stay was when the cancer was discovered. It 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.

“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 King is 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.

“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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