First Public Statement from Prince William on His Wives’ and Parents’ Health

In his first public address following his father King Charles III’s cancer treatment announcement and his wife Kate Middleton’s abdominal surgery, Prince William expressed gratitude for the public’s support.

Speaking at a charity gala dinner, William humorously noted the medical focus surrounding his family recently, acknowledging the outpouring of kindness during this challenging time. The future king, who also participated in an air ambulance event, reflected on his connection to the field, given his background as an air ambulance pilot.

King Charles is undergoing outpatient treatment for an unspecified cancer, while Kate’s recovery from surgery has led William to take a brief hiatus from public duties to care for their children. Amidst these personal health concerns, the royal family continues to navigate their public responsibilities and the scrutiny over the monarchy’s cost and public duties.