Kate Is 'the Future of the Monarchy': Princess of Wales' Cancer Battle Puts Her in a 'Very Different' Position Than King Charles

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Source: MEGA

Princess Kate and King Charles are both struggling with cancer diagnoses in 2024.

May 24 2024, Published 5:36 p.m. ET

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Although King Charles III has returned to work after being diagnosed with cancer in February, Kate, Princess of Wales, is still taking her time to recuperate from her battle with the disease.

"It's a reflection of Her Royal Highness’s importance to the future of the monarchy that she has been given as much time as she needs," a palace insider shared when discussing why the King is out and about, but Kate remains secluded.

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Source: MEGA

The Princess of Wales and King Charles III both had lunch together on March 21, 2024.

"As Sovereign, His Majesty is in a very different position from the Princess of Wales," they added.

This insight follows reports from March that stated the two senior royals had reportedly "gotten closer" in the wake of their equally shocking cancer diagnoses this year.

"The King has always had a close, warm, and unique relationship with the princess," a palace source stated then. "She has a great love and respect for him and his position. When they were in hospital together, there was a lot of toddling down the corridor to spend time with her. He has been encouraging and supporting her throughout."

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Source: MEGA

Kate, Princess of Wales and King Charles III were both in the hospital together in early 2024.

"He's not a father figure as such — she’s got her own dad to whom she's absolutely devoted — but you could say the king treats her like the daughter he never had," a report published on Saturday, March 23, stated. "You see it in the pictures of them together. That relationship is best summed up in those fascinating moments when she greets him first with a kiss and then with a curtsy."

"It is highly unusual for just the two of them to sit down together like this," a source revealed when discussing a reported lunch meeting between the future queen and her Sovereign on March 21. "The King had already been made aware that the woman he calls 'my beloved daughter-in-law' had cancer. They would have had lots to discuss and share because just weeks earlier the King had begun his course of treatment and dealt with announcing his diagnosis. The King left his lunch feeling very emotional."

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Source: MEGA

The Princess of Wales has not undertaken a public engagement since Christmas Day 2023.

"His Majesty is so proud of Catherine for her courage and speaking as she did. Following their time in hospital together, His Majesty has remained in the closest contact with his beloved daughter-in-law throughout the past weeks," Buckingham Palace shared in a statement on March 22. "Both Their Majesties will continue to offer their love and support to the whole family throughout this difficult time."

It has been reported that the monarch is all for the future queen taking as much time as she needs to feel strong and ready for duty again.

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Source: MEGA

The Princess of Wales and King Charles III's illnesses nearly caused a 'royal crisis' in early 2024.

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The Independent reported on the insider revelations.

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