Prince William Assumes Responsibilities as Kate Middleton Recovers
Prince William has resumed his royal duties as his wife, Kate Middleton, recovers from abdominal surgery. The Prince hosted an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle, honoring individuals who have made exceptional achievements in various fields. This marked his first engagement since Middleton’s hospitalization and the King’s cancer diagnosis.
Recipients Acknowledged at Windsor Castle Ceremony
The investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle acknowledged the accomplishments of former athletes, educators, and executives. The ceremony, which typically takes place at Buckingham Palace, was moved to Windsor Castle to allow Prince William to remain close to his wife. The recipients were bestowed with different Orders of Chivalry and Orders of Merit, making them officers of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire or officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Prince William Expected to Assume Added Responsibility
With Kate Middleton’s recovery and ongoing cancer treatments, Prince William is expected to take on added responsibilities within the royal family. While his wife recuperates, he attended a gala for the London Air Ambulance Service on Wednesday evening. Princess Anne was also seen performing royal duties, meeting military personnel in Bicester, England.
Experts Weigh in on the Royal Family’s Response
Royal expert Neil Sean highlighted the importance of the extended royal family stepping up during this time of uncertainty. He mentioned that Princess Anne and the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh will likely have increased responsibilities. However, with both Prince William and Kate Middleton tending to their recovering health, the royal family will have fewer members available for public engagements.
Recovery Timelines for Middleton and King Charles
Kate Middleton, upon the recommendation of her medical team, is expected to resume public duties around Easter in late March. Meanwhile, King Charles recently underwent a “corrective procedure” for an enlarged prostate. During his hospital stay, another issue of concern was noted, prompting him to begin a schedule of regular treatments. Although he will continue to undertake state business and official paperwork, doctors have advised him to postpone public-facing duties.