While King Charles III. in his fight against cancer Crown Prince William has taken the reins of monarchical representation in the United Kingdom, where the royal family tends to multiply its presence at all kinds of charitable and commemorative events.
In some ways the timing couldn’t have been worse: his wife, KateShe is recovering from a mysterious abdominal surgery, details of which have not been revealed, which will keep her out until at least the end of March.
Prince William looks after the Princess of Wales and her three children
Since that operation on January 16, Guillermo had abandoned his public agenda to continue to lead Princess of Wales and his three children, Jorge, Carlota and Luis.
But the absence of his father, who has been preoccupied with events across the country since he ascended to the throne in 2022, has forced his eldest son, 41, to take on an unexpected role.
Prince William’s first appearance
Guillermo’s first appearance was that Wednesday morning, when he led a call Investiture ceremonyin which outstanding personalities are awarded Order of the British Empire.
Photos from the event showed a relaxed and smiling prince chatting amiably with the winners, including international soccer player Ellen White, who offered her best wishes for his father’s recovery.
Later that night, the prince plans to attend a gala dinner he has organized NGO London Air Ambulancewho sponsors.
Although the monarch’s representative duties are distributed among the elevenactive membersThe main role in the royal family is expected to go to William, who enjoys great approval among the population.
Together with him, Princess Anne, Charles III’s only sister, will foreseeably maintain the ubiquity that already distinguished her in 2023: according to a count of “Daily Telegraph‘, to the king himself in the number of public engagements, with 457, compared to his brother’s 425.
A telephone hearing and a fleeting visit
After the diagnosis of an unspecified type of cancer (which is only known to be not prostate cancer) spread, the Buckingham Palace He made it clear this Monday that the King will continue weekly audiences with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
However, he also specified that doctors have the final say on the format of these meetings if interpersonal contact is to be minimized.
Although Downing Street He usually doesn’t comment on the details of these hearings, but this Wednesday he made an exception by informing the media that an agreement had been reached with Buckingham “on this specific matter” and that the two would speak by telephone.
Sunak repeated this in the scrutiny meeting Government in the House of Commons (Lowering) his desire for the monarch to recover quickly and resume his public agenda as soon as possible.
Carlos III traveled to his country residence in yesterday, Tuesday Sandringham (East of England) from London after starting treatment for the disease on Monday.
Before leaving the British capital, he had a brief meeting with his youngest son, Prince Henry, from whom he had distanced himself in recent years and who had ceased to be a prince operational member the royal family in 2020.
Guillermo didn’t meet Harry because “it wasn’t a reconciliation visit”
After taking an 11 hour flight on Tuesday California (USA), where he lives with his wife, Meghanand his two children, Enrique According to British media who photographed the Duke of Sussex at Heathrow Airport, he saw his father and headed back home today.
The estrangement between Enrique and his older brother Guillermo was once again the order of the day Proof after he ruled out a meeting on the grounds that “it was not a reconciliation visit,” according to sources close to him.