King Charles III Discharged from Hospital After Prostate Treatment

King Charles III has been released from hospital after undergoing a successful procedure for an enlarged prostate, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

The 75-year-old monarch spent three nights at the London Clinic, where he was treated for a benign condition that affects many men of his age.

He was seen smiling and waving as he left the hospital on Monday afternoon, accompanied by his wife Queen Camilla.

The palace said the King has rescheduled some of his upcoming public engagements to allow for a period of private recuperation.

His Majesty also thanked the medical team and all those involved in supporting his hospital visit, and expressed his gratitude for the kind messages he received from the public.

The King’s condition was made public last week, when the palace announced that he would have a “corrective procedure” for his enlarged prostate.

The King decided to share his diagnosis to raise awareness and encourage other men to get their prostates checked, according to a palace source.

Following the disclosure, the NHS website saw a surge in searches about enlarged prostates, an interest welcomed by doctors and charities.

An enlarged prostate is a common problem in older men, which can cause urinary symptoms such as difficulty passing urine, frequent urination, or a weak stream.

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The procedure that the King underwent is not known, but it is likely to have involved either a minimally invasive surgery or a laser treatment to reduce the size of the prostate.

The King is expected to make a full recovery and resume his normal duties soon.

He is the second member of the royal family to be hospitalized this month, after his daughter-in-law Kate, the Princess of Wales, had abdominal surgery at the same clinic.

The princess, who is married to Prince William, is still recovering at home and will not take part in any official engagements until after Easter.

The palace has not revealed the nature of her surgery, but it is understood that it was not related to her previous pregnancies or miscarriages.