The London Clinic has been transformed into a small royal estate. On Friday morning, King Charles III went to a private hospital to undergo a “corrective procedure” for an enlarged prostate, according to Buckingham Palace.
“The king was admitted to a London hospital this morning for scheduled treatment,” the palace said. “Her Majesty would like to thank everyone who has sent their well wishes over the past week.”
Charles was diagnosed with the benign condition on January 17 after going for a check-up. As it turns out, King had some familiar company during his stay at the facility.
Last week, it was revealed that Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, had undergone abdominal surgery, which will keep her in a London clinic for two weeks.
The pair are currently recovering in hospital near Marylebone. Prince Philip, Princess Margaret, Elizabeth Taylor and John F Kennedy have been former patients at the facility, which was opened in 1932 by the future King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth.
The London Clinic promotes “world-class medical resources” and all the “latest treatments” to help its clients recover. According to its site, the hospital also operates as a charity, reinvesting excess income into research, education and training.
Service at the hospital is top notch, patients get their own concierge service, Evening Standard reports,
According to a statement from Kensington Palace sent to The Messenger, Middleton’s treatment was “successful.”
Palace officials added, “Based on current medical advice, he is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter.” “They hope the public will understand their desire to maintain as normal a situation as possible for their children; and their desire for their personal medical information to remain private.”