This is how many leaders reacted to King Charles III's cancer diagnosis

(CNN) — UK and US leaders sent their best wishes to King Charles III after Buckingham Palace announced on Monday that the monarch had been diagnosed with cancer.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak posted on social media on Monday: “I wish Her Majesty a full and speedy recovery. I have no doubt that she will regain her full strength in a short time and I know that the whole country wishes her the best.”

Opposition Labor Party leader Keir Starmer also posted on this

US President Joe Biden said he was “concerned” about King Charles after the diagnosis. “I'm worried about him. I just learned of his diagnosis,” Biden said in Las Vegas when asked about the news. The US President added that he hopes to speak with the king soon, “God willing.”

US State Department deputy spokesman Vedant Patel added in a press conference, “Our thoughts are with the king and his family.”

“It's very sad news,” Patel said when asked about the case. He concluded: “It is very sad, and I feel very sorry for the king and his family.”

Likewise, former US President Donald Trump wished King Charles III a speedy recovery.

Trump wrote on the Truth Social website, “King Charles has cancer. He is a wonderful man. I got to know him well during my presidency, and we are all praying for his quick and full recovery!”

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, posted tonight. I send you my best wishes for you to start treatment and make a full and speedy recovery.

For his part, the First Minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf, posted on social media that he wished the King a “speedy recovery and return to public life. My thoughts are also with Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal Family at what I know will be a worrying time for them all.”

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Northern Ireland's First Minister Michelle O'Neill wrote on social media: “I am very sorry to hear of King Charles' illness and wish him the best with his treatment and a full and speedy recovery.”

Boris Johnson, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, posted on

As Mayor of London Sadiq Khan wrote

UK charities send best wishes to King Charles

Leading cancer charities in the UK have sent their best wishes to King Charles III.

Macmillan Cancer Support, one of the UK's largest charities, posted on X: “Our thoughts are with His Majesty and his family. We send our best wishes at what we know must be a very difficult time.”

King Charles has been a patron of Macmillan Cancer Support since 1997. The organization provides a range of services to people with cancer, including advice and financial support.

According to Cancer Research UK, around 375,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in the UK each year. Macmillan Cancer Support estimated in 2022 that there were around 3 million people with cancer in the UK, and expected this number to rise to 3.5 million in 2025.

British cancer charity Maggie's Foundation also responded on social media to the king's diagnosis. Queen Camilla has chaired the charity since 2008 and recently officially opened a new cancer support center at Magee's in London.

Maggie wrote on her account on the Queen’s website: “We are very sorry to hear the news from the King, and our thoughts are with him.”

“We have centers across the country for anyone who has cancer or is affected by this announcement,” he added.

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Cancer Research UK, which describes itself as “the world's largest independent funder of cancer research”, said it was “sorry to hear the news that King Charles has cancer”.

Cancer Research UK wrote: “We send our thoughts and well wishes to the King and the Royal Family at this difficult time.”

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