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The Prince of Wales addressed the King’s cancer diagnosis publicly for the first time and expressed gratitude for the kind messages of support from the public. Meanwhile, his brother Harry is returning to California.
During a charity dinner, William expressed appreciation for those who sent well wishes to the Princess of Wales as she recuperates from her scheduled abdominal surgery.
He expressed to the attendees, “It holds significant importance for all of us.”
The successor to the royal title resumed duties on Wednesday to assist the King, while his brother, the Duke of Sussex, returned to America after a quick visit to their father.
To stay updated on the current status of King Charles’ diagnosis, please refer to our live blog by clicking on the provided link.
William had previously taken a break to assist his family during Kate’s surgery on January 16th. He resumed his public duties after ensuring her well-being and recuperation.
However, upon his return to work, the royal family was facing a health concern regarding his father, the reigning monarch who will reach the 17-month milestone on Thursday.
William delivered a speech before dinner at the event, collecting donations for the London’s Air Ambulance Charity’s latest helicopters. The event was attended by celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal football club.
The prince expressed gratitude for the kind words of encouragement for Catherine and his father, particularly in the past few days. It is greatly appreciated by all of us.
“It’s fair to say the past few weeks have had a rather medical focus, so I thought I’d come to an air ambulance function to get away from it all.”
Upon his arrival at Raffles London, a luxurious hotel in Westminster, William was greeted by a member of the press who expressed their support. The prince acknowledged the words with a wave, responding, “We are truly grateful for the kind messages from everyone. Thank you.”
Prior to the dinner, William, a previous pilot for an air ambulance helicopter, attended a gathering where he interacted with teams from London’s service and conversed with Cruise and the current members of the disco band Sister Sledge from the 1970s.
Once the guests were settled in the banqueting room, they clapped when host and broadcaster Tania Bryer expressed, “We would like to offer our well-wishes to His Majesty the King.”
The charity event, known as the gala dinner, aims to collect donations for London’s Air Ambulance Charity’s Up Against Time campaign. This campaign aims to raise £15 million in order to replace the organization’s helicopter fleet by the autumn season.
During the event, William, a former pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, will meet with crew members, former patients, and supporters. He will also give a brief speech.
The formation of London’s Air Ambulance Charity dates back to 1989, when it became apparent that individuals involved in severe accidents were losing their lives due to the delay in receiving specialized medical assistance and the lengthy transportation process to a hospital.
The company was the first to introduce the concept of having a doctor on board for air ambulance services and aims to provide emergency hospital care at the location of an accident.