After King Charles was diagnosed with cancer: The royal sought advice from a Greek monk

The British monarch King Charles III.

After King Charles was diagnosed with cancer: The royal sought advice from a Greek monk

The British monarch King Charles III. (75) not only sought medical support after his cancer diagnosis, but apparently also spiritual support. So, in the wake of the shocking news he received at the beginning of the month, he came into contact with a good friend of his, a Greek Orthodox monk. He sought a conversation with Archimandrite Ephraim (67), as he revealed to Greek media according to “The Telegraph”.

According to the clergyman, the monarch, with whom he has a "very good relationship", contacted him: "It's true, we have been in touch since the diagnosis and I firmly believe that he will get through it. Charles has a spiritual experience , a spiritual life."

The two men have had a close friendship for over two decades, ever since Charles visited Archimandrite Ephraim's Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos in Greece several times. There is talk of eight of these visits so far, so Charles already has a personal space there.

King Charles has withdrawn from public appearances for the time being, but despite his cancer diagnosis he continues to carry out his duties behind the scenes: last week, for example, he had his first personal audience with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (43). It was the resumption of weekly meetings between the two, in which the monarch and the head of government traditionally discuss government matters in Great Britain.

On February 5, 2024, the royal family announced that Charles was suffering from “a form of cancer.” Exactly what the disease was was not communicated. The cancer was discovered during tests during a hospital stay in London. Charles underwent prostate surgery. But it is not prostate cancer, the royal family made it clear.

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