Anthony Albanese among tributes to King Charles following his shock cancer diagnosis

Buckingham Palace confirmed the news on 6 February.
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It has been revealed by Buckingham Palace that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer.

Tributes have begun flowing in in support of His Majesty, including a statement from Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese.

King Charles was recently admitted to hospital for surgery to treat an enlarged prostate, and during the procedure the cancer was discovered. It has been confirmed that the cancer is not prostate, but the form of cancer has yet to be revealed.

The statement from Buckingham Palace confirmed that the King “remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.”

Since Buckingham Palace confirmed the news, tributes have begun pouring in for King Charles, 75, including from Anthony Albanese.

King Charles and Queen Camilla were seen at a church service in Sandringham on Sunday. (Getty)

When speaking with the press this morning, the Australian Prime Minister said that “Today, the thoughts of all Australians are with King Charles and his family. We wish him very much a speedy recovery.”

He continued, “I will be sending a message to the Palace this morning and we hope that he will have a speedy recovery and a return to his duties as soon as possible.”

In addition to the tribute from Anthony Albanese, hundreds of politicians, journalists, sports stars and royal fans have sent their well wishes to His Majesty.

Anthony Albanese sent his best wishes to His Majesty this morning. (Getty)

Former Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, also released a statement on social media which read: “Wishing His Majesty King Charles III all the very best for his treatment and our prayers for a full recovery. God Save the King.”

Gary Barlow, a long-time close friend of King Charles, appeared on Sunrise this morning where he sent his best wishes to the King. “As a Brit, we love our royal family, we really do. It’s very, very sad…I’m hoping that it is good news, but even as a Dad and a husband and a grandad, we are sending our best wishes for sure,” he said.

“I’ve been lucky enough to be around the Royal family enough to know how hard [they work] and how seriously they take their position. All the love and hope to their family.”

Sunrise royal editor, the King’s royal biographer and close friend, Rob Jobson, also spoke about King Charles’ cancer diagnosis.

“We know he (The King) is in positive spirits and he is obviously going to do the best he can in this situation. It is a tough time for him – he has confirmed. But he is a pretty stoic character, pretty pragmatic, he has a good medical team and he is pretty fit. So, I think he’s got all the signs that he will come through this, and he they have caught it early because he has good medical treatment.

“But it is still cancer and still something they have got to deal with.”

The King was in high spirits following his recent procedure to treat an enlarged prostate. (Getty)

Rishi Sunak, the UK Prime Minister, also released a statement which read: “Wishing His Majesty a full and speedy recovery. I have no doubt he’ll be back to full strength in no time and I know the whole country will be wishing him well.”

Former UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took to X (previously Twitter), saying, “The whole country will be rooting for the King today. Best wishes to Charles III for a full and speedy recovery.”

And US President Joe Biden expressed also his concern, writing in a tweet, “Navigating a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship takes hope and absolute courage. Jill and I join the people of the United Kingdom in praying that His Majesty experiences a swift and full recovery.”

Additionally, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also tweeted about King Charles’ diagnosis saying: “I, like Canadians across the country and people around the world, am thinking of His Majesty King Charles III as he undergoes treatment for cancer. We’re sending him our very best wishes – and hoping for a fast and full recovery.”

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