Reaction from Border region as King Charles diagnosed with cancer

The King will be taking a step back from public-facing duties. Credit: Lucy North/PA

Politicians from across Cumbria and the south of Scotland have sent messages of support to The King following his diagnosis of cancer.

King Charles will step back from public-facing duties with the monarch having already started a schedule of regular treatments.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer.

"His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties."

How have our region's politicians reacted?

MP's and MSP's have taken to social media to send their support to The King.

Mark Jenkinson MP for Workington said: "I wish the King well with his treatment, and pray for a speedy recovery. My thoughts are with him and the whole of the Royal Family."

Neil Hudson MP for Penrith and The Border said: "God bless His Majesty The King and His family at this time. Wishing Him a speedy and full recovery."

John Lamont MP for the Scottish Borders said: "My thoughts are with His Majesty and the entire Royal Family. I wish the King a full and speedy recovery."

Finlay Carson MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries said: "God Save The King."

Rachael Hamilton MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire said: "I wish His Majesty King Charles a full and speedy recovery following his diagnosis of cancer."

John Stevenson MP for Carlisle said: "Wishing His Majesty a very speedy recovery."

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