• Prince William expresses gratitude for support for his father’s cancer diagnosis
• London’s Air Ambulance Charity Gala Dinner was one of Prince William’s first public engagements since caring for his children during Kate Middleton’s recovery
• King Charles III has started regular treatments for cancer and will postpone public-facing duties
Here is what happened:
The news of King Charles III being diagnosed with cancer has elicited a strong tide of support from friends, family, and well-wishers across the world. Prince William expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of messages and good wishes. He shared his appreciation for the support extended to his wife, Kate Middleton, and his father amid their health struggles at London’s Air Ambulance Charity Gala Dinner on December 7. The Prince of Wales also lightened the atmosphere with humor, saying that he was at the charity function to get away from the medical focus that the past few weeks had brought.
The support for the royal family is further evident as Prince William returned to public engagements following a short break from his royal duties to care for his children in support of Kate’s recovery.
Buckingham Palace revealed that Charles, following a recent hospital procedure, was found to have cancer during a diagnostic test. As a result, he has been advised to postpone his public-facing duties to undergo regular treatments. The Palace also shared that Queen Margrethe II of Denmark abdicated the throne in favor of her son, King Frederik the 10th.
Kate Middleton paused her royal duties after undergoing abdominal surgery and is currently making good progress in her recovery. Additionally, Prince William adjusted his schedule to support his family and ensure a smooth recovery for his wife and children. Meanwhile, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was diagnosed with malignant melanoma after undergoing a single mastectomy to treat breast cancer.