Council Leader Gale Waller and Chairman Andrew Brown have joined Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Sarah Furness by sending their best wishes to King Charles, following His Majesty's recent cancer diagnosis.
"Like so many people I am deeply shocked at His Majesty’s diagnosis of cancer. It seems such a shame following the brilliant start he has made as our monarch. Hopefully he will be back carrying out public facing duties soon. I hope that the cancer is, like many cancers, treatable. I admire His Majesty’s openness in not only sharing his need to haver prostate treatment but also in telling us all of this cancer diagnosis. I know that many more men are seeking information and help with prostate problems as a result of His Majesty’s openness. I hope that by sharing His cancer diagnosis King Charles will likewise raise awareness and encourage people to have check ups and that more cancers will be caught early on as a result. As we know early diagnosis is often the key to a good prognosis as we hope it is in the case of his Majesty. My thoughts are with King Charles, Her Majesty, Queen Camilla and the entire Royal Family."
Dr Sarah Furness, Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland
"We would we like to send our best wishes to His Majesty King Charles and recognise the positive impact that sharing his recent cancer diagnosis will have on others who are receiving treatment for the same condition. Sadly, cancer is something that will touch most of us in our lifetimes – whether it affects us personally or someone we love. We hope that His Majesty’s decision to share this news will encourage others to get the help, treatment or the screening they may need."
Councillor Gale Waller, Leader of Rutland County Council
"The thoughts of everyone at Rutland County Council are with King Charles and The Royal Family, following news of His Majesty’s cancer diagnosis. We wish him a full and speedy recovery as he undergoes treatment with support from The Queen, to whom we also send our best wishes."
Councillor Andrew Brown, Chairman of Rutland County Council