Prince William Returns to Public Engagements, Assures Support for Wife Amid Cancer Battle

Prince William made his first public appearances since his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, disclosed her cancer diagnosis last month. The Prince of Wales, 41, visited a surplus food charity in Surrey before attending a youth center in west London, where he promised to “take care” of his wife amid her health battle.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who revealed her cancer diagnosis in a video message on March 22, expressed gratitude for the support received since her diagnosis. She disclosed that she had already begun preventive chemotherapy following tests following an abdominal surgery in January. The announcement ended weeks of speculation surrounding her absence from official duties and debunked online conspiracy theories.

Prince William’s engagements on Thursday included a visit to Surplus to Supper, a food redistribution organization, where he interacted with volunteers and helped load vans with food for distribution. He also participated in meal preparation in the organization’s kitchen and received get well cards for his wife and father, King Charles III, who disclosed in February that he was undergoing cancer treatment.

During a conversation with volunteer Rachel Candappa, William was encouraged to “take care of” Kate, to which he responded, “I will.” His visit aimed to highlight the community and environmental impact of organizations like Surplus to Supper.

William’s return to public duties signals his wife’s improving health and is welcomed by royal watchers. However, the couple has emphasized the need for privacy as Kate undergoes treatment. King Charles has also reduced public engagements during his treatment, making limited appearances, including the Easter Sunday family church outing.

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