DIGNITARIES in Herefordshire have shared their sadness about King Charles III being diagnosed with a form of cancer. 

On Monday (February 5), Buckingham Palace confirmed the news, prompting well wishes from public figures across the county. 

His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Herefordshire is Edward Harley MP.

Mr Harley said: "It is with great concern that we have received the news about the illness of His Majesty The King. All thoughts and prayers are with His Majesty and The Royal Family at this difficult time, with very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery."


Meanwhile, Sir Bill Wiggin, MP for north Herefordshire, said it is testament to his commitment to our country that the King will be continuing his duties of State as he undergoes treatment.

"He has shown tremendous courage in leading all those who suffer from cancer but suffer in silence," he said.

"By publicly sharing his health conditions with us, he has made it easier for people to talk about their own problems and illness.

"As in most things our King sets a fine example which we appreciate and admire.

"He will have the full support of the British people during this very difficult time and I wish him a very speedy recovery.”

Ellie Chowns, leader of the Green Group in Herefordshire, said she hopes the King's treatment is successful and wishes him a speedy recovery.

"King Charles’ openness about his health is really admirable, and I hope it will encourage others to come forward and visit doctors to get checked out," she said.