Anand Mahindra, an Indian billionaire, took to X (formerly Twitter) to extend his heartfelt wishes to King Charles III, who has been diagnosed with cancer. He addressed the British monarch as “His Majesty” and expressed hopes for his speedy and complete recovery.
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Public Reaction and Controversy
While many joined Mahindra in sending positive thoughts to King Charles, some users questioned the need for such formalities towards former rulers, highlighting historical grievances and controversies surrounding royal rule.
To His Majesty King Charles III
On behalf of all the members of the India Council of your Sustainable Markets Initiative, I extend to you our heartfelt wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.
You have demonstrated great courage, patience and fortitude throughout your life.… pic.twitter.com/UQJaXrVcNt
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) February 6, 2024
Buckingham Palace Announcement
Buckingham Palace confirmed that King Charles had commenced regular treatments and would be scaling back public engagements based on medical advice. However, he would continue with state affairs and official duties as usual.
International Leaders Extend Well Wishes
US President Biden expressed concern for King Charles and promised to reach out to him soon, emphasizing the importance of hope and courage in facing a cancer diagnosis. He later shared his prayers for the monarch’s swift recovery on X.
UK Prime Minister Sunak and French President Macron also conveyed their wishes for King Charles‘s speedy recovery, reflecting global concern and solidarity during this challenging time.