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Kate Middleton, King Charles met privately before she revealed cancer diagnosis

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Duchess Kate and King Charles shared a “private lunch” the day before announcing his cancer diagnosis.

A source told People magazine that Her Majesty and the Princess of Wales, who have both begun treatment for cancer, “met together for lunch” on Thursday.

King Charles is “making good progress” in his ongoing recovery process, but the source added that the royal family is making plans for the summer without “committing anything”, adding that any events “are subject to change at the time”. I will follow my doctor’s advice.”

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Duchess Kate and King Charles shared a private lunch last week before announcing his cancer diagnosis. (Getty Images)

Author Sally Bedell Smith said the king had “always had a very good bond with her”. She said, “She’s interested in artistic things, and she appreciates art and culture, so… [she] In that respect, I feel close to the king.”

Mr Smith, author of ‘George VI and Elizabeth: The Marriage that Saved the Monarchy’, said Prince Charles and Duchess Kate shared a new bond over their cancer diagnosis.

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“Obviously they have this thing in common that can only bring them closer,” she noted. “It’s a source of security and comfort for both of them.”

king charles iii Buckingham Palace announced in February that he had been diagnosed with a type of cancer and was undergoing treatment. “Another area of ​​concern” was identified during Charles’ surgery for an enlarged prostate at a London clinic.

Kate Middleton wears a gray suit next to King Charles, who wears a blue suit.

Mr Middleton reportedly has deep ties to the king. (Karwai Tan)

“Subsequent diagnostic tests identified a type of cancer,” the palace said in a statement at the time.

A palace statement said the monarch had been “advised by doctors to postpone official duties” while he underwent a series of “regular medical treatments”. It is unclear what kind of cancer diagnosis Charles received.

Buckingham Palace Fox News Digital did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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In a video shared on Friday, the Princess of Wales revealed that she too is battling a type of cancer and is undergoing preventive chemotherapy.

The Duchess of Cambridge said: “The last few months have been incredibly difficult for the whole family, but I am so grateful to my amazing medical team for taking such good care of me.” “Of course this has been a huge shock. William and I have done everything we can to handle and manage this privately for our young family,” she continued. “As you can imagine, this took time. It took time to recover from major surgery to begin treatment. But most importantly, the way George, Charlotte and Louis had everything That’s what took me so long to explain to them, that it’s appropriate for them and to reassure them that I’m okay.

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“Like I told them, I get better and stronger every day by focusing on things that help heal my mind, body and spirit. It’s also a great comfort to have William by my side. So is the love, support and kindness that so many of you have shown me. It means a lot to both of us. ”

of princess of wales She explained that after abdominal surgery, her condition was believed to be “non-cancerous.” However, further tests revealed that she “had cancer.” She was advised by her medical team to start chemotherapy.

Duchess Kate wears a blue coat and hat with her family on Christmas

Middleton was last photographed in public on Christmas Day. (Getty Images)

Middleton has been away from public life since December 25th. Buckingham Palace later revealed that she had been hospitalized due to illness. planned abdominal surgery Since then, she has only been seen a few times, leading to speculation about her whereabouts.

A Kensington Palace spokesperson told Fox News Digital: “The Princess plans to return to royal duties once cleared by her medical team.” She said: “She is doing well and she is focused on making a full recovery.”

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