King Charles checked into the London Clinic for his enlarged prostate procedure

Did anyone else genuinely think that King Charles’s prostate procedure was going to happen much earlier this week? When Buckingham Palace made the announcement two Wednesdays ago, it felt like the procedure would happen on Monday or Tuesday of this week. But no, it’s happening today. Charles spent much of the past week in Sandringham, resting and clearing his schedule of events for the next month or so. He returned to London yesterday, and then today, Queen Camilla joined him at The London Clinic, where he’s been checked in for his procedure.

King Charles is expected to have his prostate procedure at the same hospital where the Princess of Wales underwent surgery last week after he was pictured arriving at the London Clinic. The King and Queen were photographed being driven from Clarence House just after 8.30am, having returned to London on Thursday ahead of the planned operation. Shortly after, he was pictured arriving at the London Clinic.

A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said: “The King was this morning admitted to a London hospital for scheduled treatment. His Majesty would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes over the past week and is delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness.”

Charles, 75, had been resting at Sandringham in Norfolk following the cancellation of his public engagements this week. Buckingham Palace has declined to provide further details of the surgery. The Princess of Wales has been recuperating at the London Clinic after undergoing abdominal surgery at the hospital last week.

[From The Telegraph]

According to the royal reporters (see below), Charles visited Kate’s hospital room and checked on her before he was settled in his room. There’s no mention of Camilla checking on Kate, but Camilla did go into the hospital with Charles, and I would assume she will be staying with him or visiting him for however long he stays at the London Clinic. Chris Ship also suggested that “if” Prince William wanted to, he could visit his father and his wife at the same time, at the same hospital.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

61 Responses to “King Charles checked into the London Clinic for his enlarged prostate procedure”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Lady Esther says:

    So after a week of KP PR mismanagement, they’ve decided to call out the big guns. Bring in the King! Who visits his darling daughter-in-law’s bedside! All is OK, folks! You can stop your speculation now. Complete with the one-two punch of the tabloid articles noting his visit and the usual Rebecca English DM article telling us what to think (“this is a family more united than ever. Take that, Harry!”)

    This tells me that 1) Kate is really at that hospital, because Charles wouldn’t take part in shenanigans about a coverup for her being in a Swiss clinic blabla; 2) She may not be allowed to have many visitors but she would NEVER say no to the King; and 3) everyone can forget about a divorce for the forseeable future. The King is supporting her publicly, end of, regardless of what William wants…

    • First comment says:

      Is this visit mentioned by other members of the Rota? Sorry for being suspicious but I still have my doubts about Kate’s presence in that hospital

      • Jais says:

        From what I can tell from the tweets above, it’s just Becky English who has been told that the king visited Kate.

      • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

        I noticed they mention nothing on camilla visiting kkkhate

  2. Amy Bee says:

    I’m surprised that Charles has gone to the same hospital as Kate.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      Me too, is that not a heightened security risk, two royals with one stone?

      • Emma says:

        You could argue placing them at two different hospitals would stretch the security cover more, as the Met would be required to fully staff two sites. As there is (we can only assume) a suitable presence at this clinic, they’re already covered.

        Though as always, who the heck knows?

      • ML says:

        Tbh, it’s probably easier in terms of security, no?

      • Ameerah M says:

        The London Clinic has a “Royal Wing” which is wear royals go to be treated – it’s where Phillip went as well. So I think they probably have far greater security than other hospitals would. And it would make it easier to have them in the same place security-wise.

    • Thena says:

      When I looked up the London Clinic to see what specialties they covered (to get an idea what kind of surgery Kate had) I found that they were the leaders in the UK on prostate surgery. So it’s not too surprising given that Charles was up-front with his issue. Too bad we’re still trying to guess what is going on with Kate.

  3. Nanea says:

    “It means, should he visit, Prince William can see his wife and his Dad!”

    The shade!!!

    Torygraph was shady too.

    The headline on their homepage:

    King arrives for prostate procedure at
    same hospital where Princess of Wales was treated.


    vs. headline above the story:

    King arrives for prostate procedure at
    hospital where Princess of Wales is recovering from surgery.

    *is recovering*

    Did they get conflicting marching orders from BP and KP?

    That said, I don’t believe a word from Becky Anglais, as she saw a limousine with RP vehicles drive by with blacked-out windows, and knew it was Prince William on his way to see Kate.

    Did he wave to her, or did he open the window to let her know who he was and where he was going?

    • First comment says:

      They can’t keep themselves 🤣🤣🤣Chris ship is so over it!!!

      • Tina says:

        Chris Ship is so over it. He often adds little lines that are shady while still sounded like a royal sycophant.

      • Jais says:

        It’s the exclamation point at the end that makes it funny: should he visit, he can see his wife and his dad!
        You know William is just jumping for joy.

    • Nic919 says:

      Becky is the head of the rota and controls who gets what royal event. So of course she would pretend to see William visit incognito.

      • Jais says:

        Do you think she’s making it up on her own or that KP is giving Becky these details to feed the rest of the rota?

      • Harper says:

        Funny how Becky just couldn’t stop tweeting all week though, despite her walk to the London Clinic and admission for a procedure. Then back upright in her chair to host her roundtable. Shouldn’t she too be taking time off to recuperate as an example to the British people?

      • Jais says:

        Right @harper? It’s just getting silly.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      “Recollections may vary.”

  4. Ok he has checked in great. “William can visit his father and Kate”😂😂😂😂😂. Sure sure.

  5. Chica says:

    He probably visited Kate to see if she was actually there! Cams Will leaked the goods.

    • Lady Esther says:

      The Telegraph (Torygraph, let’s not forget) and DM made a point of emphasizing that Camilla came with Charles and intends to stay through the surgery, so you can be SURE she will have her loyal ladies-in-waiting combing the halls for any hospital staff willing to spill about Kate. Leaks incoming in 3….2….1….

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        This is all so shady and old school war of the roses – Cams always wins, we’ve seen that. So BP better buckle up.

    • Becks1 says:

      It kind of reads this way to me too, lol. Like Charles stopped by to make sure she was actually there. It also sends a message to William to, you know, VISIT HIS WIFE.

  6. Lady Digby says:

    Is Chris Ship implying that Willy is SO VERY LAZY that he would wait seeing his wife in hospital until Chuck was admitted so that MAYBE he can visit both in the same hospital?

  7. Mslove says:

    Peg is too busy raging over his commie brother to visit his wife & father at the hospital.

  8. Southern Fried says:

    It’s surprising that the health hazard Cowmilla is allowed in hospitals what with her toxic clouds of ciggie smoke, booze and body odor.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      King Charles certainly does need Cowmilla’s sickening clouds around him. I don’t know exactly what procedure his prostate gland received but it is no laughing matter. He may end up with ED as result. Women are so lucky they don’t have to deal with an enlarged prostate gland. Getting up 5 times a night to pee is not pleasant and it takes longer for urination to happen.

      • StarWonderful says:

        Incontinence is also a risk, so that’s no laughing matter for anyone having this procedure. At least, Camilla is there for him. William, on the other hand,…

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      @Southern Fried I didn’t even know they had a stable at the clinic. How accommodating of them.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I’ve been reading about mews in the neighborhood, so….

      • LivingDesert says:

        “Mews in the neighborhood” – OMG! I was howling with laughter & woke the cats from their siesta. Sorry, kitties, it wasn’t me, it was BeanieBean. 🙂

  9. Tessa says:

    The media might try syrupy stories of Charles going to see his beloved daughter in law in her hospital room
    No real proof of course

  10. aquarius64 says:

    Good PR of Charles for having him and Camilla photographed going to the hospital, but claiming he saw Kate in the hospital doesn’t mean she’s there. Question: if Charles is under anesthesia and incapacitated for a while, does William becomes regent?

    • Tessa says:

      William would not be made regent. George sixth was quite sick and underwent more serious surgery than Charles. Princess Elizabeth had access to royal papers and did royal appearances when her father was sick. William really should be seen publicly now and make an appearance on behalfbofbhis father

  11. GDubslady says:

    Public needs proof of life. Nothing so far. No pics. Did Buckingham Palace say Charles visiting Kate? Otherwise I wouldn’t trust a royal reporter’s bs claim.

    • equality says:

      Why would you believe BP? They’ve lied plenty.

    • Lady Esther says:

      BP wouldn’t issue a statement on the subject of Charles visiting Kate, but the fact that they went to their trusted propaganda stenographer Rebecca English to say that Charles visited Kate speaks volumes. The RF likes to rotate “exclusives” amongst their favoured reporters, chiefly the Mail but also the Times (William), Sykes (William), People (Carole), Telegraph (Charles and Camilla), the Sun (when they want a certain Murdoch spin and/or satisfy Murdoch) and the Express and the Mirror pick up the dregs.

      Again, I think this means Kate is definitely there, and that Charles and Camilla prefer Kate exactly where she is, where they can control her. Better the devil you know, with her family cowed, with her having absolutely no leverage (financially or in public support) than someone new that William might pick for Princess of Wales 2.0 who could 1) draw more attention than Charles, a nightmare like Diana all over again and 2) be younger, birth more babies and induce William to choose her over the monarchy (like Harry and Meghan). It’s all about the long game here…

      • Jais says:

        Agree that Charles and Camilla are good with Kate being around but they are not William. KP and BP don’t seem to communicate much with each other but both houses seem to leak to Becky English.

      • StarWonderful says:

        That’s not an implausible scenario…William remarrying (or staying a “bachelor”)
        and stepping down.

  12. Harper says:

    This sounds like the plot line for a movie. Disaster strikes at London Clinic while all senior royals are present, leaving the wayward son Harry to inherit the throne!

    I cannot wait for the crazed rota to complain how the royals put their country at risk for a Harry regency by being at the same hospital at the same time.

    • Gabby says:

      I realize we are talking fake movie here, but I would hope Harry refuses and abdicates. Andrew would get it next, right? How appropriate and exactly what the firm, the courtiers and the BTM deserve.

  13. BlueNailsBetty says:

    1. I actually do appreciate Charles being open about the medical issue and encouraging people to have their prostate exams. That is seriously fantastic.

    2. I hope his surgery goes well and his recuperation is successful.

    3. I also hope that when the doctors are rummaging around his bum they look for that rigid stick that’s been up it for so dang long.

  14. Over it says:

    Cams really is the best at this . Lol. She’s like , see will, I came with my husband so therefore I am the better spouse. Then chuck follows along with aren’t I the best father in law ever ? I took time out of my health procedure to come see my beloved daughter in law. The mother of my precious grandchildren. William. See how we are better than you at being a spouse and a supportive family. Wank has so much to learn. Camila been working her evil ways far too long to loose to William now

    • First comment says:

      Not only that but camilla made sure to be papped as she visited Charles a second time in the afternoon!! (shocking, I know). She knows how to play the game.

    • Tessa says:

      It’s also a put down of Kate getting only one visit while Charles gets visits from his spouse all the time

  15. TheOriginalMia says:

    Say what you will about C&C, they do know how to use the BM to pump up their image. Camilla accompanied her husband to the hospital and will stay throughout his surgery. OTOH, you have the Wails and aside from 1 PR visit by William, there’s been nothing to suggest a couple facing a “medical crisis” together.

  16. Ace says:

    Like Kaiser, I also thought the announcement about Chuck last week meant the procedure would happen earlier. Now I’m thinking that it might have come so early to distract with whatever is going on with Keen.

    That old horse does know how to play the game, doesn’t she? I still don’t believe that Keen is there and hearing from Becky that Chuck has visited doesn’t make me change my mind.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      I was seeing this as BP put out that non transparent crappy release, so Cams saw their moment and pounced with a perfectly transparent and helpful release just hours later.

      It was a rather precise backstab.

  17. Lau says:

    I can just imagine Charles clearing his schedule and calling William to beg him to take some of the events himself and William just replying “no can do !” and hanging up the phone.

  18. Mary Pester says:

    Christ where is Jeremy Kyle when you need him! Never ever has there been such a dysfunctional family as this lot. I don’t believe Kate had abdominal surgery, I don’t believe she is still there, I don’t believe willy visited every day and I don’t for one minute believe the king visited her, especially with camzilla there as well, BUT, if by any stretch of the imagination keen is still there, the only reason kingy would have gone to see her, is to check the bloody straight jacket was still in place!

  19. Jaded says:

    Becky Anglais takes her marching orders from KP as her lofty position as Lord of the Rota. If KP tells her to say something it shall be said, fact or fiction. This is carefully curated nonsense to make C&C look like doting in-laws when, in fact, they’re the complete opposite.

  20. tamsin says:

    So has Charles had his surgery, or was this just the checking in the day before surgery type of thing.

  21. Saucy&Sassy says:

    Okay (adjusts tinfoil tiara–which is daintier and prettier than KHate’s hat party tiara), I remember when someone upstaged KFC & the Escort at the flower show. Is someone trying to upstage again? If the surgery was earlier than we know because of the December 28th stuff, then it’s possible that someone is staying in the hospital on purpose. That would definitely be allowed as a wealthy person in a private wing. It would also explain why no one is saying much. Takes off tiara.

    The way I see it, KHate would be playing a stupid game if she has cozied up to KFC over Wont. She needs to understand that Wont will do what he wants. I think she needs to consider for a moment that he is as capable of planting stories as she is. He could plant some about a divorce in another country. Yes, I think if he wanted to do that he would. KFC isn’t going to keep him from doing what he wants. It simply won’t happen. I just think KHate needs to be careful who she forms alliances with.

  22. Y9 says:

    I read about King Charles’ recent medical procedure on Celebitchy and found the details surrounding his and the Princess of Wales’ hospital stays quite interesting. It’s a reminder of how public figures, especially royals, have their personal health matters closely scrutinized by the media and the public. The way the royal family communicates such sensitive information is always a topic of keen interest and speculation. I hope for a swift recovery for both King Charles and the Princess of Wales