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Prince William’s night in Cornwall bodes well for Kate Middleton’s recovery

Prince William headed to Cornwall for two days on a visit that a royal expert says bodes well for Kate Middleton’s recovery. They say it’s a sign the Prince of Wales is “relaxed” as his wife, the Princess of Wales, continues to undergo cancer treatment – and sends the occasional thank-you note. Here’s what William has been up to on the trip, plus his brief update on how Kate is doing.

William traveled to Cornwall for a one-on-one visit on May 9

William, who returned to royal duties in April 2024, traveled to Cornwall for a two-day visit on May 9, 2024. That means he spent the night away from Kate, who is being treated for cancer after revealing her diagnosis in March 2024.

There, William checked out his future housing project as part of the Duchy of Cornwall, a centuries-old private estate for the Prince of Wales. He also learned about water safety at Fistral Beach.

On May 10, 2024, the same day Prince Harry and Meghan Markle headed to Nigeria, William traveled to the Isles of Scilly, where he met with staff at St. Mary’s Harbor and took part in a volleyball game.

Later, he visited the Hospital of St. Mary, which is to have a health and social care facility built on the grounds of the Duchy of Cornwall. William rounded off the visit by meeting local council representatives working on the facility.

The trip indicated that William is comfortable as Kate’s recovery continues

Travel isn’t usually a big deal for William. It comes with being British royalty. However, William and Kate have been focusing on family time since the latter’s cancer diagnosis.

They, along with their children, were mostly at home at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor, England, or in Norfolk, England, and their country house, Anmer Hall.

The family of five retreated to Norfolk shortly after Kate announced her diagnosis, returning to Windsor only when George, Charlotte and Louis returned to school and William to royal duties.

Now, royal commentators have noted that William spent a night away from Kate. According to royal expert Jennie Bond, it’s a sign that Kate’s recovery is on track. It’s also not unlike Queen Camilla’s holiday during King Charles III’s own cancer treatment. (The King returned to public duties at the end of April.)

“It’s great news that William is relaxed enough to stay away for a night,” she told OK! (via Mirror). “I have no doubt that Catherine’s parents will stay with her.”

Kate’s family is said to be her ‘rock’. Her mother, Carole Middleton, even became Mary Poppins because she helped so much.

Even with relatives around for support during William’s trip to Cornwall, “it has to be a step in the right direction,” Bond said. “We hope Catherine feels stronger every day. And with the sun shining now, she’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors, which, to her, has always been comforting.”

Kate announced that she had been diagnosed with an undisclosed type of cancer in a rare video statement on March 22, 2024. In it, Kate said she had begun preventive chemotherapy.

William revealed that Kate was “doing well” during her trip to Cornwall

William confirmed Bond’s assessment when he gave an update on Kate’s recovery while visiting St. Mary’s Community Hospital. Mary’s.

Tracy Smith, a hospital administrator, later told reporters that she asked William about Kate’s condition during his visit. His answer? She is “doing well”.

“I asked William about his wife Kate,” Smith recalled (via AP). “And he said, ‘He’s doing well, thanks.’ She also suggested that he and Kate “could come visit and bring the kids.”

William’s comment about his wife, who has not made an official appearance except for a controversial Mother’s Day photo in the UK, came after several similar remarks. The father-of-three has previously vowed to look after Kate and said the whole family in Wales is “doing well”.

Kate herself has not given an update since announcing her cancer diagnosis, where she told viewers she is “doing well and getting stronger every day.”