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Following cancer treatments: King Charles III loses sense of taste

Three months after learning that he had been diagnosed with cancer, King Charles III revealed that the treatments he was undergoing caused a surprising side effect.

King Charles III (Photo: Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Last February, the British Royal House revealed that King Charles III had been diagnosed with cancer, which was discovered during hospital treatment for an enlarged prostate. Over the past few months, the king has been undergoing a series of treatments against the disease, and this week he revealed that as a result, he has lost his sense of taste.

Last Monday, King Charles III and Prince William visited the Army Air Base in Hampshire, where Prince William was promoted to Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Flying Corps. During the visit, King Charles met British Army veteran Aaron Mapplebeck, and told him about the surprising side effect.

Mapplebeck shared his experience of undergoing nine weeks of intensive chemotherapy for testicular cancer and mentioned that he had lost his sense of taste, prompting the king to comment that he had experienced a similar fate.

Beyond this comment, King Charles III did not elaborate on whether it was a temporary loss, but provided a rare glimpse into his journey dealing with the disease.

The 75-year-old monarch's visit to the military base continues his gradual return to public duties following the diagnosis. After the revelation, the king took a step back to focus on his treatment and recovery, but recently began to return to his duties. During the visit to Middle Wallop, it was revealed that King Charles will take on the role of patron of cancer research in Great Britain, replacing his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Buckingham Palace previously shared that the king plans to hold a number of public events in the coming weeks, and is even expected to host the Emperor and Empress of Japan for a state visit in June.

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