William returns to fill royal void as King Charles faces cancer treatment

Feb 7, 2024

London: Britain's prince is treating his father King Charles III for cancer and his wife is recovering from surgery. William The royals will return to frontline duty on Wednesday.
The king's shock cancer diagnosis, announced on Monday, and Catherine's stomach operation have left William carrying a heavy royal burden.
Charles' eldest son and heir to the throne, William, 41, postponed public appearances to care for his wife, the Princess of Wales, and their three children after being hospitalized on January 16.
But he will be back at work on Wednesday and hand out honors given to citizens for good deeds at Windsor Castle before attending the London Air Ambulance annual fundraising event in central London.
She is also expected to take on some of her father's duties during his treatment, with fellow senior royals Princess Anne and Charles' wife Queen Camilla helping to share the load.
Buckingham Palace has not revealed the type of cancer the 75-year-old monarch is suffering from, although it is understood it is not prostate cancer.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said it was “caught quickly”.
The diagnosis came just 17 months into his reign following the death of his 96-year-old mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022.
Adding to the drama, the king's estranged son Prince Harry flew to the UK from his US home on Tuesday.
Shortly afterwards, a calm-looking charles He was seen leaving his Clarence House residence in London for his country estate Sandringham in eastern England.
The news immediately led to speculation that it could serve as a catalyst to heal the family tensions that had blighted the beginning of Charles's reign.
However, royal commentator Richard FitzWilliams described the rift between Harry, also known as the Duke of Sussex, and the rest of the royal family as “very deep”.
Harry has a particularly bad relationship with his brother William.
People sympathized with William, noting that he now had to bear the double burden of maintaining his family life along with official duties.
“He's got a tough job because his wife is ill at the moment, so there's this extra pressure on poor William, but I'm sure he'll cope,” said the pensioner. sue hazel told AFP outside Buckingham Palace, the king's London residence on Tuesday.
Kate is expected to be out of action until at least March 31, her Kensington Palace office said.
Officials have not released details of her surgery, except to say it was unrelated to cancer.
canadian tourist sarah pattersonThe 44-year-old entrepreneur said William needed to “get away from himself” given the recent deaths of his grandfather and grandmother, as well as the health problems of his father and his wife.
But she said she was “1,000 percent” confident William would be a good stand-in, adding: “I think he'll probably become king sooner than he expects.”
King was praised for speaking openly about his condition, a break from tradition for a family that is renowned for being extremely discreet about personal health issues.
“It's a great image to have someone who speaks about his problems like this,” Giacomo Lanza, a 22-year-old Italian tourist, told AFP.

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