Prince William 'still processing' King Charles cancer news
Prince William is "still processing" King Charles' shock cancer diagnosis as his wife the Princess of Wales continues her recovery from surgery, according to a source.
Just a week after Kate was discharged from hospital following abdominal surgery last month, it was revealed the King had been diagnosed with a form of cancer. It means that Charles has had to cancel and postpone upcoming public-facing duties, while he embarks on a treatment programme. In turn, William, who took a break from royal duties while Kate was in hospital to care for her and their three children, may need to step in to represent his father at events - although this situation has not arisen so far.
According to the Sunday Times, there is a "slight sense of bewilderment" in some royal circles over William fiercely protecting his diary. But a source close to him told the publication: "At times like this, it is a reminder that as well as being the future head of state, he is also a human being. He is processing the news of his father having cancer as a human being. Given the seriousness with which he takes his role, of course, it is something he will be thinking about."
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Meanwhile, Kate is said to be "recovering well" after leaving Windsor for the first time since coming home after surgery. Kate, 42, returned home to Adelaide Cottage in January, 13 days after surgery at The London Clinic, where she was reunited with her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
After more than a week resting in Windsor, she along with William and the children have headed to their Anmner Hall home in Norfolk in order to spend the half-term holidays there. A source told the Daily Mail: