King Charles III is set to head to hospital next week as he seeks treatment on an enlarged prostate.

Buckingham Palace released a statement on Wednesday (January 17) announcing the King would be in hospital for a short period next week for the "corrective procedure" on his prostate. 

The news came just hours after it was revealed the Princess of Wales, Princess Kate, had been admitted to hospital for abdominal surgery. 

King Charles to attend hospital for prostate surgery

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "In common with thousands of men each year, The King has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate.

"His Majesty’s condition is benign and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure.

"The King’s public engagements will be postponed for a short period of recuperation."

Princess of Wales in hospital following abdominal surgery

The news of King Charles' visit to hospital came after Kensington Palace revealed Kate, 42, had been admitted to The London Clinic on Tuesday (January 16) for a planned abdominal procedure.

The future Queen is expected to remain in hospital for 10 to 14 days before returning home to continue her recovery.

The princess is not expected to return to public duties until after Easter based on current medical advice, the Palace said.

The statement said: "Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales was admitted to hospital yesterday for planned abdominal surgery.

"The surgery was successful and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for ten to fourteen days, before returning home to continue her recovery.

"Based on the current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter."