Since King Charles III’s cancer diagnosis, the strength and depth of support shown by so many has been nothing short of heartwarming. Here, we give you the chance to send your own personal message of goodwill to the monarch
As the UK rallies behind King Charles III following his shock cancer diagnosis, the strength and depth of support from well-wishers has been nothing short of heartwarming.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, alongside Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle, wished the King a swift and complete recovery, while US President Joe Biden echoed the sentiment, saying he would speak directly to the monarch.
Later taking to X, formerly Twitter, he said: “Navigating a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship takes hope and absolute courage. Jill and I join the people of the United Kingdom in praying that His Majesty experiences a swift and full recovery.”
*To send your best wishes to the King using our tribute map below, simply fill in your name, the first part of your postcode, and your personal message. Your words will then be added to the map, where others can see it and read it.
Elsewhere, Queen guitarist Brian May took to Instagram to say: “Sending heartfelt wishes to HM KING CHARLES for a speedy full recovery – and saluting his courage in fighting his battle with cancer in public, giving support and inspiration to so many. Get well soon Sir!”
One Instagram user was so taken with the outpouring of support they posted: “It is wonderful to see that in illness we are all equal. We just need good words of encouragement and good wishes so that the fight is less hard.”
King Charles has a deep history of supporting cancer patients and charitable causes. Over the years he has personally met many people battling the disease and shown great empathy. In a heartfelt letter to someone newly diagnosed, he once referred to the disease as “beastly.”
For more than two decades, the 75-year-old monarch has served as a patron of Macmillan Cancer Support, actively engaging with their efforts. He has visited their facilities in Glasgow, Glamorgan, and Camden in north London. Additionally, he holds patronage of two breast cancer charities, demonstrating his enduring commitment to the cause.