King Charles arrives at hospital ahead of prostate surgery

Charles travelled from Clarence House to the London Clinic on Friday morning (Picture: Getty)

King Charles has checked into a hospital in London where he’s due to undergo surgery for an enlarged prostate.

The monarch left Clarence House at around 8.30am on Friday morning and was later seen arriving at the London Clinic.

Queen Camilla accompanied him on the journey to the private hospital, where his daughter-in-law Kate is recovering from surgery herself.

Not long after Charles’ arrival, insiders said he had already paid a visit to Kate, who arrived for planned abdominal surgery last Tuesday.

She is expected to be discharged over the next few days and will take at least two months off public duties to recover, according to officials.

Charles has been absent from royal duties since he was diagnosed with a benign form of prostate enlargement.

His upcoming engagements have also been postponed to allow him to recuperate.

It’s understood Charles almost immediately went to see his daughter-in-law (Picture: SWNS)

Buckingham Palace have not confirmed details of the procedure he will undergo save to say it is a ‘corrective treatment’.

The treatment was announced last week, although it’s not clear exactly when the 75-year-old received his diagnosis.

He spent most of the time since the announcement in his Aberdeenshire home of Birkhall, travelling to London on Thursday.

While the royals are usually tight-lipped about their health, palace officials say Charles wanted to share details to encourage other men to get their prostate checked.

Queen Camilla has said her husband is ‘fine’ (Picture: WireImage)

The number of people visiting an NHS webpage on prostate enlargement jumped nearly twelvefold in the wake of reports on his diagnosis.

Charles’ condition is benign, which means it is not expected to develop into cancer.

Benign prostate enlargement can still cause difficulties such as problems with peeing and discomfort.

Camilla previously said her husband is ‘fine’ and ‘looking forward to getting back to work’ after his treatment.

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