Carole Middleton a 'driving force' for Kate and William amid Princess of Wales's cancer diagnosis

Carole Middleton a 'driving force' for Kate and William amid Princess of Wales's cancer diagnosis

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 04/04/2024

- 17:51

The Princess of Wales announced she was undergoing a course of preventative chemotherapy last month

  • Carole Middleton has three children, Kate, Pippa, and James
  • The Princess of Wales announced she was diagnosed with cancer in March
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Carole Middleton has been a "driving force" for Princess Kate and Prince William amid the Princess of Wales's cancer diagnosis, sources have claimed.

Kate's mother has been praised for playing a vital role behind the scenes for the Prince and Princess of Wales.

A source close to the Middletons said: "Carole has been the driving force keeping the family together with minimum fuss and maximum modesty.

"She’s ferried and fetched George, Louis and Charlotte, taken them to school sports matches and given them endless support.

Carole Middleton

Carole Middleton is thought to be taking great care of the Princess of Wales


"She’s been a real Mary Poppins-like figure."

Carole, 69, has provided the young family with the "three R’s", according to the source.

They said: "She’s come to the rescue, provided reassurance, and has been a rock to Catherine and William as they come to terms with the news."

Carole is thought to have stepped up by taking her grandchildren, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five, to school.

Carole Middleton and Michael MiddletonCarole and Michael Middleton live in Bucklebury which is a 40-minute drive from Windsor Great ParkPA

Alongside her husband Michael, Carole is free to provide support wherever required.

The source continued to tell The Independent: "Her actions are in huge contrast to those mouthing support from afar."

Carole is understood to have been among the first to learn of Kate’s diagnosis.

The princess released a heartfelt video message last month, disclosing to the public she has been undergoing preventative chemotherapy, sparking an outpouring of sympathy from around the world.

Kate MiddletonKate shared her cancer diagnosis with the world via videoPA

Prince Harry reached out from his home in California with his wife Meghan Markle.

They offered words of support, saying: "We wish health and healing for Kate and the family, and hope they are able to do so privately and in peace."

The King, meanwhile, said he was "proud" of his "beloved" daughter-in-law for her "courage" in speaking about her treatment, only a month after he revealed that he had been diagnosed with the disease.

Charles, whose cancer was discovered when he was being treated for an enlarged prostate, has remained in close contact with Kate during their treatment.


Carole Middleton and Princess KateCarole Middleton is very close with her daughter the Princess of WalesGetty

Kate's mother Carole has provided a source of unwavering support to the princess during this tumultuous time.

Kensington Palace said the 42-year-old is "enormously touched" by the messages of support.

Kate described herself as "well and getting stronger every day" as she requested privacy for her family during her convalescence.

The mother-of-three was originally hospitalised in January for 13 days following abdominal surgery.

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