Princess Diana gets stomach surgery; Charles has prostate surgery

Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday that King Charles III will have a "corrective procedure" for an enlarged prostate gland, hours after the Princess of Wales recovered in the hospital after scheduled stomach surgery.

The 75-year-old monarch, who succeeded his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, last September, will be hospitalized next week, the palace announced. He had to postpone several engagements to recover from the treatment.

"Like thousands of men each year, the King has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate," the palace stated. "His Majesty's condition is benign and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure."

According to palace officials, the monarch was "keen to share the details of his diagnosis to encourage other men who may be experiencing symptoms to get checked."

On December 25, King Charles III, Queen Camilla, Kate, Princess Charlotte, William, Prince George, and Prince Louis attend the Christmas day

 service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, England. Health experts say the illness, common in men over 50, can impede urination but does not raise prostate cancer risk.

The palace announced less than two hours earlier that Princess Kate, the king's daughter-in-law and wife of William, Prince of Wales, the heir to the throne, underwent surgery for an undisclosed stomach problem. 

The procedure was "successful" but the palace stated she will be in the hospital for 10–14 days and may not return to royal responsibilities until Easter.

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