Charles III of England to undergo surgery for an enlarged prostate

The British king, 75, will require this "corrective procedure." His commitments will be postponed while he recovers.

King Charles III of England will undergo surgery next week for an enlarged prostate. As reported by Buckingham Palace in a statement, the British monarch, 75, will go to the hospital to undergo a "corrective procedure." His commitments will be postponed while he recover:

In common with thousands of men each year, The King has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate. His Majesty's condition is benign and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure. The King's public engagements will be postponed for a short period of recuperation.

According to the British National Health Service, an enlarged prostate is not any type of cancer. It is not a serious condition either, but rather it is common among men over 50 years of age:

Benign prostate enlargement (BPE) is common in men aged over 50. It's not a cancer and it's not usually a serious threat to health. Many men worry that having an enlarged prostate means they have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. This is not the case. The risk of prostate cancer is no greater for men with an enlarged prostate than it is for men without an enlarged prostate.

The statement on King Charles III's procedure comes just hours after the British royal family announced that Kate Middleton had undergone a planned abdominal operation. The Princess of Wales' team described the surgery as "successful," though it will force her to remain hospitalized between 10 and 14 days. Furthermore, the British Royal Family assured, she will not resume public duties until after Easter.