King Charles III Discharged From the Hospital Following His Planned Surgery

King Charles III is back home and resting following surgery.

Buckingham Palace shared the news in a statement today, saying the monarch was discharged from the London Clinic on Monday afternoon and has “rescheduled forthcoming public engagements to allow for a period of private recuperation.”

“His Majesty would like to thank the medical team and all those involved in supporting his hospital visit, and is grateful for all the kind messages he has received in recent days,” the palace added.

The king checked into the hospital last week to undergo planned surgery for his enlarged prostate. “His Majesty would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes over the past week and is delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness,” the palace said in a statement at the time, adding that the condition was benign, and nothing to worry about.

“In common with thousands of men each year, the king has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate,” the palace said.

Also today, Kensington Palace announced that Catherine, Princess of Wales, has been released from the hospital following her “planned abdominal surgery.” The palace said Kate “is making good progress.” A royal source also told Bazaar, “The princess is in good spirits.”

“The Wales family continues to be grateful for the well wishes they have received from around the world,” the palace statement said. Kate underwent her surgery (for a benign condition not disclosed to the public) on January 16. Kensington Palace revealed the news in a statement at the time, saying: “The surgery was successful, and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for 10 to 14 days, before returning home to continue her recovery.” She is expected to resume making public appearances sometime after Easter, which falls on March 31 this year.


Rosa Sanchez is the senior news editor at Harper’s Bazaar, working on news as it relates to entertainment, fashion, and culture. Previously, she was a news editor at ABC News and, prior to that, a managing editor of celebrity news at American Media. She has also written features for Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Forbes, and The Hollywood Reporter, among other outlets.