Prince William set to take fresh break from royal duties to support Kate despite his recent return

Prince William set to take fresh break from royal duties to support Kate despite his recent return

WATCH: Prince William attends the London Ambulance Gala

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 07/02/2024

- 22:26

Updated: 08/02/2024

- 12:11

The Prince of Wales returned to royal duties today for the first time since the King’s diagnosis

Prince William is set to take a break from his royal duties to support Princess Kate, despite returning to work on Wedndesday, according to a source.

The source revealed that although the prince returned to royal duties today, he will continue to support his wife and look after his children during the half-term holiday.

Princess Kate is currently recovering at Adelaide Cottage after undergoing an abdominal operation at The London Clinic.

The source said: “The Prince has always made clear that his priority is to support his wife and family for the time being – and he did not put a timescale on that.”

Prince William and Kate

Prince William taking a break after conducting royal duties today


This morning the prince held an investiture at Windsor Castle and tonight he is attending the London Air Ambulance Gala in central London.

The source told the Daily Mail: “He will make a return to duties on Wednesday, but you should not expect to see him again for a bit after that.”

Following the gala, the prince has cleared his diary to be with Kate and his children next week during their half-term holiday.

The prince has been looking after his wife “hand and foot” since she returned home after spending 13 days in hospital.

Kate, William and their childrenKate is now at home in Adelaide Cottage with Prince William and their childrenPA

According to former royal butler, Grant Harrold, William will ensure that Kate is properly cared for as she recovers.

Harrold said: “He’s a very caring, very loving kind of character and I noticed that a lot when I spent time with them both back in the day.

“I’ve no doubt that wouldn’t have changed, William will make sure Kate is cared for and that she has a quick recovery.”

On Monday, Buckingham Palace announced that the King has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and is stepping back from his public-facing duties for the time being.

Prince William and Kate MiddletonKate and William have three young children. PA
Prince William and Kate

Prince William and Kate


This evening, the prince shared a rare insight into support for Princess Kate and King Charles during a speech at a charity event in London.

The prince expressed his thanks for messages of support for his wife, Kate, and the King following their recent health concerns.

William said: “I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you, also, for the kind messages of support for Catherine and for my father, especially in recent days. It means a great deal to us all.”

William attended the London Air Ambulance Gala at Raffles, a luxurious hotel in London, where he brushed shoulders with Hollywood star Tom Cruise.

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