Prince William ‘cements relationship’ with Camilla amid partners' health troubles

Prince William ‘cements relationship’ with Camilla amid partners' health troubles

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 02/04/2024

- 15:23

Updated: 02/04/2024

- 15:42

King Charles and Princess Kate have been diagnosed with cancer

  • A royal source says that William and Camilla have been ‘brought much closer’ by recent events
  • Queen Camilla and William have been undertaking public duties without their partners
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Prince William ‘cements relationship’ with Queen Camilla as both their partners are diagnosed with cancer.

A royal commentator has claimed that the Prince of Wales and his stepmother have been brought closer together during this time of hardship.

The Princess of Wales announced her cancer diagnosis in a video message in March and the King revealed that he had cancer in February through a statement.

Royal commentator Jennie Bond said: “Recent events have obviously brought Prince William and Queen Camilla much closer.

Camilla and Prince William

Camilla and Prince William have been taking on more royal duties amid a shortage of senior royals


“They have been left, almost literally, nursing the crown while the King and Princess recover."

Both the princess and the King have had to step back from public-facing duties as they continue cancer treatment.

However, Charles did step out for the first time since his diagnosis on Sunday for the Easter service in Windsor.

Bond told OK!: “Times of adversity often bring people much closer together. For all the progress that has been made in cancer treatment, it is still a scary thing.

Camilla and Prince William

William and Camilla ride a carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour in 2010


“And while Camilla and William put on a brave face for the world (and no doubt for their spouses too), there may be times when they confide in one another about how they are dealing with it all.”

Queen Camilla and Prince William have been left to fill the gaps in the royal diary as their partners step back.

Camilla has undertaken many engagements alone and even made history as the first consort to lead the Maundy service leading up to Easter.

Bond added: “When the late Queen died, William spoke of how she had been at his side at ‘the happiest moments’ and ‘saddest days of his life’. Now, Camilla is sharing some of those times with him and it must surely cement their relationship.

Camilla and Prince William

Charles and Camilla married in 2005


“There are so very few people that a senior royal can trust absolutely… and Camilla must now be one of that number for William.

“And I’m sure it is a two-way street with William offering moral support to Camilla as well.”

Charles and Camilla married on April 9, 2005; however, they met 35 years before at a polo match.

The pair went on to marry other people; Charles married Princess Diana in 1981 and Camilla married Andrew Parker Bowles eight years earlier.


William, Camilla, Harry and Charles

Prince William and Prince Harry with Camilla and Charles in 2009


Prince Harry said in his memoir Spare that he and William “urged” their father not to propose to Camilla at first but there were “no hard feelings” as they realised he was “finally going to be with the woman he loved.”

During William and Camilla’s appearance for the Commonwealth Day service, a body language expert explained how the royals are developing a “mutual respect” for each other.

Darren Stanton said: “Over the years, William and Camilla have definitely developed a mutual respect and a close bond. It’s clear from the way they look and interact between each other that there is a deep respect between them. She cares for William deeply and he cares for her.

“At one point, he was seen leaning in and sharing a joke with Camilla. All their smiles were genuine and authentic."

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