King Charles reveals he lost sense of taste due to cancer treatment

King Charles reveals he lost sense of taste due to cancer treatment

Britain's king has shared a brief health update following his cancer diagnosis earlier this year...

King Charles III's cancer caught early

King Charles has revealed a side effect he experienced due to his cancer treatment. 

During a visit to the Army Flying Museum in Hampshire on Monday, King Charles chatted to British Army veteran Aaron Mapplebeck. 

According to the Daily Mail, the veteran revealed that he lost his sense of taste after undergoing treatment for testicular cancer in 2023. 

King Charles then revealed that he, too, had something similar happen to him.

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King Charles was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and took a break from his public duties to recover.

"The King is grateful to his medical team for their swift intervention, which was made possible thanks to his recent hospital procedure. He remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible," Buckingham Palace said in a statement released on February 5. 

The 75-year-old resumed his duties in late April after doctors gave him the go ahead. 

His daughter-in-law, Catherine, Princess of Wales, was also diagnosed with cancer this year. Catherine, or Kate as she is also known, opened up about her diagnosis in March. 

It's unclear what type of cancer Kate is battling, but she said the diagnosis came as a "huge shock". 

"William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family. As you can imagine, this has taken time. It has taken me time to recover from major surgery in order to start my treatment. But, most importantly, it has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be ok," she said in a video statement. 

Kate has not been seen in public since her announcement and is said to be "doing well" despite her health scare.

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