THE community has wished King Charles well after news of his cancer diagnosis broke yesterday.
Buckingham Palace announced on Monday evening, February 5 that the 75-year-old monarch has a form of cancer.
The King's diagnosis comes following his recent hospital visit for an enlarged prostate, although the palace says he does not have prostate cancer.
He has begun a schedule of regular treatments and has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties.
One of the King's most recent public engagements in the area was his 75th birthday bash which took place at his Gloucestershire residence, Highgrove House, near Tetbury on Monday, November 13.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:  King Charles III at his 75th birthday party at Highgrove House King Charles III at his 75th birthday party at Highgrove House (Image: PA)
A host of community stalwarts nominated by friends and family who also turned 75 last year were invited to the celebration.
Since the palace's announcement yesterday, residents, community leaders and businesses have wished the King a speedy recovery.
Cotswold MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown said: “My thoughts and prayers are with His Majesty King Charles and his family at this worrying time, and I wish him well as he begins treatment.

"I know many people have been inspired by the King’s openness.

"Cancer sadly impacts nearly all of us at some point in our lives, if not with a personal diagnosis many of us know someone who has been affected. 

"On behalf of all the people in the Cotswolds, I wish the King a speedy recovery and good health.”

Meanwhile, mayor of Cirencester Sabrina Dixon told the Standard that Cirencester Town Council are thinking of the King and his family.
She said: "Our thoughts are with His Majesty and his family during this challenging time.
"We trust in the expertise of his medical team and remain hopeful for his full recovery.
"The global reaction to the news is a reminder of the love, strength, and positive energy every human being needs in times of ill health; whatever our circumstances or background."
In addition, cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow - which moved from Tetbury to Stonehouse - have issued the following statement. 

A spokesperson for the charity said: "We are very sorry to hear about His Majesty The King’s recent cancer diagnosis. 

"For all cancer patients and their loved ones, this is likely to be a difficult period, and so we particularly respect His Majesty’s decision to publicly announce his diagnosis. 

"Such transparency is helpful in raising awareness.

"Notably, the King’s diagnosis arose as part of treatment for a separate condition, and it is important to acknowledge that many types of cancer can go undetected for a long time, they may only be uncovered when other issues present themselves.

"We strongly encourage individuals to attend screening appointments and check-ups that may lead to detect cancers, other underlying health conditions, or provide the reassurance of an all clear. 

"If anyone is concerned about any symptoms they are experiencing, we recommend they book an appointment with their GP or attend a screening clinic."