Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

ing Charles is in the middle of his cancer treatment after receiving the diagnosis following his enlarged prostate checkup in January. The same day as his enlarged prostate treatment was announced, the statement of Kate MIddleton undergoing her abdominal surgery was also released to the world, and both the king and the princess spent time at the London Clinic. 

Today, we know that both King Charles and Kate Middleton are undergoing cancer treatment. Exactly what kind of cancer Kate has been diagnosed with is being kept private by her, but the fact that she revealed that it was cancer appears to have had a significant impact on the public. That also went for King Charles, who announced his diagnosis.

Over the years, Kate Middleton has become one of the most popular royals, if not the most popular. Meanwhile, she and Charles have formed an extraordinary bond, and today, as they both go through treatments, their bond has, in one way, become even stronger. However, even though the king and the princess both undergo cancer treatments, it appears that King Charles isn’t thinking of himself at all. New reports suggest that he is highly concerned about Kate Middleton.

After Christmas, about nine months after King Charles officially was crowned king at his May coronation in Westminister Abbey, it appeared that the royal family was on its way to move into a new era. King Charles and Queen Camilla – who have not only been accepted by the public but also very much liked – have taken the reign after the late Queen Elizabeth.

At the same time, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s popularity has continued to grow and it seemed like this year was to become the best in many. However, things changed quickly.

King Charles & Kate Middleton – cancer

In mid-January, royal fans worldwide were left in shock as Kate Middleton underwent what Kensington Palace stated was a “planned abdominal surgery. At the same time, the Princess of Wales decided not to disclose any details about her medical condition, which she is entitled to but wasn’t quite as appreciated by royal fans and experts.

Further, King Charles went through enlarged prostate treatment – and doctors found that he had cancer. Luckily, it was announced that it was found in an early stage, and the monarch will hopefully be back to full speed in a while.

As Easter approached, many believed the world would soon see Kate Middleton back on royal duty. However, on March 22 – not long after Kate had posted the Mother’s Day photo, which turned out to have been manipulated – she revealed that she had cancer.

The Princess of Wales explained that at the time she underwent the abdominal surgery, it was thought that her condition was non-cancerous, and the surgery was successful. However, when undergoing tests after the operation, doctors found that cancer had been present.

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Kate Middleton continued, “My medical team, therefore, advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of that treatment. This, of course, came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family.”

King Charles & Kate Middleton – unbreakable bond

Exactly how long Kate Middleton will be away from royal duty is yet to be seen. However, the most important thing right now is to recover from the preventative chemotherapy and spend time with her beloved family.

King Charles canceled several engagements while undergoing cancer treatment, and instead, Queen Camilla stepped in. The same goes for Prince William, who took on many duties in his father’s absence.

King Charles and Kate Middleton have always had an exceptional bond. Over the years, as Kate Middleton was not only William’s girlfriend but also the future king’s wife, their bond grew stronger and stronger.

Over the years, the two have spent much time together, not least as the Prince and Princess of Wales welcomed Prince George and later Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, with Charles becoming a grandfather.

They have been caught sharing some lovely moments in public. For example, when Prince William and Kate MIddleton arrived at St. Paul’s Cathedral for the thanksgiving service marking Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, then-Prince Charles blew Kate a kiss, which was adored by royal fans.

One fan even went as far as stating that Kate is the “daughter he always wanted.”

Kate Middleton, King Charles
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After the Princess of Wales announced her cancer diagnosis, Buckingham Palace issued a statement supporting her. King Charles said he was “so proud of Catherine for her courage in speaking as she did” and added that the monarch has “remained in the closest contact with his beloved daughter-in-law throughout the past weeks.”

Kate Middleton acted as a “healing bond” for William & Charles

The royal family has experienced some callous times recently. However, the members have had plenty on their hands for years, not least because Queen Elizabeth passed away and because of the feud between them and Harry and Meghan.

While that has continued, King Charles and Prince William’s relationship has been on and off for years. Kate Middleton has played an essential role in bringing her husband and father-in-law closer together.

Speaking on The Royal Beat, royal commentator Victoria Arbiter explained that Prince William and King CHarles’ relationship “hasn’t always been the easiest.”

Moreover, she stated that Kate Midleton has been the key person in helping them establish a tighter bond, as she acts as a “healing balm.”

“I think we can look at Kate – she’s so close to her own family, family is so important to her. [The Princess of Wales has been a really wonderful healing balm for Prince William and his father as well. Because that relationship hasn’t always been the easiest,” Arbiter said.

“I think she’s just managed to bring a real sense of warmth and camaraderie and family to the Royal Family.”

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Victoria Arbiter continued, pointing out that King Charles and Kate Middleton’s already strong relationship has likely grown even more vital as they have faced similar health struggles. The royal commentator added that they “would have found tremendous comfort in each other, going through something so similar.”

“They are in this together, Kate and the King”

King Charles and Kate Middleton are both treated for cancer, and the fact that they have similar health struggles, just like Victoria Arbiter explained, indeed has brought them closer together.

As King Charles began his cancer treatment, Kate Middleton was still recovering at the London Clinic, where she stayed 13 days after her surgery. According to the Sunday Times, when King Charles visited the clinic for treatment, he “toddled” down to see Kate.

Speaking with People, royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith also believes that King Charles and Kate’s bond is growing stronger because of their similar health issues.

“He has always had a very good bond with her. I don’t think it is presumptuous to say that she is like the daughter he never had,” royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith told People. “He shares with William an impulse to protect her. They are in this together, Kate and the King.”

Further, a source told the outlet that since Charles and Kate are “two patients going through a common health experience,” they “are bound to have a close connection.” Moreover, the source added. “imagine there was some comfort [for Kate] in seeing that it was possible to balance some private information without there being an imperative to share all.”

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After Kate Middleton left the London Clinic, she continued her recovery at her and Prince William’s home of Adelaide Cottage at Windsor. Since then, she and King Charles have remained in close contact. The day before she revealed her cancer diagnosis, the two even enjoyed a private lunch together at Windsor Castle.

Royal expert clais King Charles is “extremely concerned” about Kate

While the two are having a lot of fun together, things might not be as great as they seem from the outside. Speaking with Hello! Magazine, Robert Hardman, author of Charles III: New King, New Court, says King Charles is very worried about his daughter-in-law.

“It’s very clear that he’s extremely concerned about her. I think he wants to make sure as much as he can that if there’s anything he can do, he will do, because, for a very fit and healthy young mother, this is a different order of magnitude to someone having to deal with this in their 70s,” Hardman said.

“I’m sure he’s been a source of comfort for her in the same way she’s probably been a source of comfort for him. I think it cannot but have brought them even closer together. He’s always had a huge regard for his daughter-in-law. He thinks she’s just wonderful.”

The royal expert added, “When people are in hospital, they don’t really want a fuss. But the fact was: the King was there, she was there, and the Queen was there with him as well. And they did go around to check and reassure the Princess. It’s a reminder that the Windsors are mortals like the rest of us. And we have to have great sympathy with the fact that they are undergoing an absolute shock of a lifetime, except they’re having to undergo it with all of us talking about it.”

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