King Charles reveals strange side effect of cancer treatment

King Charles III has reportedly lost his sense of taste while undergoing treatment for cancer.

The British monarch made the revelation while visiting the Army Flying Museum in Middle Wallop, Hampshire, with his son Prince William on Monday, according to the Daily Mail and the UK Sun.

The outlets report that Charles spoke with British Army veteran Aaron Mapplebeck, who confided in the royal about losing his taste while receiving his own chemotherapy for testicular cancer.

King Charles III reportedly shared a strange side effect of his cancer treatment. Kin Cheung/WPA Pool/Shutterstock
The King visited the Army Flying Museum in Middle Wallop, Hampshire, with son Prince William on Monday. Getty Images
The King reportedly chatted with a veteran and related to his “loss of taste.” Kin Cheung/WPA Pool/Shutterstock

Charles, 75, then allegedly chimed in that he, too, suffered a “loss of taste” when undergoing treatment for his undisclosed type of cancer.

Buckingham Palace did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment, nor have they publicly confirmed or denied the report.

Charles and William, 41, made a rare joint appearance at the museum, where the proud dad officially made his son the Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps.

The royal family has yet to confirm the reports. Kin Cheung/WPA Pool/Shutterstock
King Charles made William the Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps. Kin Cheung/WPA Pool/Shutterstock

“Let me just say what a great joy it is to be with you even briefly on this occasion but also it is tinged with great sadness after 32 years of knowing you all, admiring your many activities and achievements through the time that I’ve been lucky enough to be Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps,” Charles said during a speech in front of veterans and their families.

The monarch added that his oldest son is a “very good pilot, so that’s encouraging.”

Charles shared the reported remarks less than two weeks after resuming his public duties on April 30 after taking some time off for treatment.

Charles returned to public duties on April 30. UK Press via Getty Images
Charles and his wife, Queen Camilla, visited the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre in London. AFP via Getty Images

The king and his wife, Queen Camilla, visited the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre to meet with cancer patients and staff members.

The royal family announced that Charles would be returning to “public-facing duties after a period of treatment and recuperation following his recent cancer diagnosis” in a statement on April 26.

“Their Majesties remain deeply grateful for the many kindnesses and good wishes they have received from around the world throughout the joys and challenges of the past year,” they continued.

The palace announced on April 26 that he’d be resuming his public duties. Getty Images
Charles shared his cancer diagnosis in February. Getty Images

Buckingham Palace announced Charles’ cancer diagnosis after he underwent “routine hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement” and a “separate issue of concern was noted” in a statement in February.

“He is grateful to his medical team for their swift intervention, which was made possible thanks to his recent hospital procedure. He remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible,” the statement continued.

The royals have yet to reveal any additional information regarding Charles’ diagnosis or treatment plan.

The royal family has not released any additional information regarding Charles’ diagnosis. Getty Images
In March, his daughter-in-law Kate Middleton announced her own cancer diagnosis. Getty Images

A little over a month later, Kensington Palace revealed that William’s wife, Kate Middleton, had also been diagnosed with cancer after getting “major abdominal surgery” in January.

“The surgery was successful. However, tests after the operation found cancer had been present,” she said in an Instagram video in March.

The Princess of Wales has mainly stayed out of the public eye ever since as she continues her recovery.