Prince William reveals next move, weeks after Kate’s cancer diagnosis video

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Prince William will make his official return to public duties this week after taking time off in the wake of Kate Middleton’s cancer announcement.

The Prince and Princess of Wales have been enjoying a quiet holiday in Norfolk, in England’s east, with their three children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5, over the Easter break.

William’s last public duty before now was at an event focusing on homelessness in mid-March, just three days before Kate released a video sharing details of her diagnosis. It’s now been confirmed that he will next appear at two charity organisations in Surrey, south of London, and in the capital itself on Thursday.

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The prince will first visit Surplus to Supper, a food redistribution initiative, and then meet with staff at a youth centre.

After weeks of speculation about her health, Kate revealed in an emotional, two-minute video last month that she’d been undergoing treatment for an undisclosed form of cancer.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you, personally, for all the wonderful messages of support and for your understanding while I have been recovering from surgery,” the 42-year-old began in the clip.

“It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family, but I’ve had a fantastic medical team who have taken great care of me, for which I am so grateful.”

Kate added that the cancer was discovered after her abdominal surgery in January, and that it had come as a “huge shock”.

It later emerged that news of the princess’ diagnosis was kept mostly within the confines of her immediate family and the wider announcement left “everyone reeling” among her inner circle.

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