King Charles III diagnosed with cancer

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2024/02/05/king-charles-iii-diagnosed-with-cancer.html

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Oh no, is there anyone else qualified for the job!?

Get your prostates checked, folks. You’re not royalty, your healthcare won’t be at the same level.

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“…returning to full public duty”

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I guess nepotism is a service now?

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The running joke was that the Queen would outlast him and it seems she only missed by a little.

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Should have kept with tradition?

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It’s been a while since he’s been readily connected to homeopathy, has it not?

Not that an extremely public failure of such “treatments” is likely to impact their popularity at this point.

ETA: It has not been a while.

No doubt some are already contemplating that this is a hoax and he will use this as an opportunity to boost homeopathy when he is “cured”. But then, the royals tend to spark the imagination in curious ways.

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I’m just going to leave this here: Cancer waiting times | Nuffield Trust

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Indeed, I might not like the guy and what he stands for, but… fuck cancer.

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I know there’s reason why I haven’t. I just can’t quite put my finger on it.

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That’s probably a good sign :woman_shrugging:t3:

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I’m not really sure that this news deserves a live thread, Guardian?

Okay… Prince Harry is going to see his dad who just got a cancer diagnosis… you need a live thread for that?

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That’s quite an editorial choice for The Guardian

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I suppose we’re lucky it’s just the Guardian.
If it was the Daily Mail, then Harry is the cancer!

eta: and he invented all cancers ever, no backsies…

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(yeah, badly off-topic, sorry.)

18:32 Update: Palace confirms HRH still has cancer
19:28 Breaking: cancer diagnosis for HRH King Charles remains confirmed.

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That’s a bit post-watershed — how about “Sod Cancer”?

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