He prince William He returned to royal duties on Wednesday for the first time since his father, King Charles III, announced his cancer diagnosis and his wife Kate was hospitalized for abdominal surgery.
Downing Street also stated that the king will have his weekly audience with the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, by phone.
“We do not usually comment on the Prime Minister's meetings with the King, but we have agreed with Buckingham Palace, in this specific case, to announce that their conversations will be by telephone,” Sunak's spokesman said.
Charles III continues to carry out office work, but Buckingham Palace has indefinitely postponed his official public events.
William resumes activities
William performed an investiture ceremony at Windso Castlery was also due to attend a fundraising dinner for London's Air Ambulance Charity in the evening.
The heir to the throne, 41, temporarily stepped away from public duties last month to help care for Kate and their children following her operation for an undisclosed condition. The Princess of Wales, formerly Kate Middleton, is not expected to resume public duties until April.
But Carlos' cancer diagnosis earlier this week is putting additional pressure on the royal familyand the king suspended his own public appearances to focus on treatment and recovery.
William collects the prize from the floor for Suzanne Hutchinson, from a charity, awarded as an Honorary Member of the British Empire. Photo: AP
While receiving treatment for an unspecified form of cancerCarlos III will continue with the work behind the scenes, as review and sign state documents.
“His absence is putting a lot of pressure on the other members of the royal family, who are certainly up to the task,” said Sally Bedell Smith, author of “Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life.” “And having one of the biggest stars of the royal family, the Princess of Wales, recovering from surgery” magnifies those tensions.
Carlos's illness comes in an awkward moment for the House of Windsor.
The king, who ascended the throne just 17 months ago, has pledged to reduce the cost of the monarchy, partly maintaining limited the number of “working royals” whose public functions are financed with taxpayer funds.
But with two of the most visible members of the family sick, it will be harder for the family to keep up.
Hundreds of events every year
In addition to the widely publicized pomp and ceremony of royal processions and state visits, the Windsors each year attend hundreds of little known events to recognize the achievements of average people and mark local events as the opening of libraries and community centers.
Hundreds of charities appreciate the real appearanceswhich gives visibility and credibility to your good works among potential donors.
William honors Ellen Convery, a former soccer player. Photo: AP
The king, 75, was seen in public for the first time since his cancer diagnosis on Tuesday, when he left his offices at Clarence House after a brief reunion with his youngest son, Prince Harry.
Harry arrived in London from California less than 24 hours after Buckingham Palace announced the king's cancer diagnosis. The reunion has raised hopes that the pair can mend their troubled relationship after Harry publicly criticized the royal family for racism unconscious and complaining about the way palace officials treated his biracial American wife, former actress Meghan Markle.
Harry and Meghan, once seen as royal family stars who could help the Windsors connect with a younger generation, They abandoned their royal duties in 2020 and now they live in California.
With reporting by Danika Kirka, AP