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Kate Middleton and Family Won't Attend Easter Sunday Church Amid Cancer diagnosis

Kate Middleton and Family Won't Attend Easter Sunday Church Amid Cancer diagnosis
PHOTO: YUI MOK - WPA POOL/GETTY Kate Middleton, Prince William and their children

In a significant departure from tradition, the Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate, along with their children, will not be attending the Easter Sunday service with the royal family this year.

This decision comes amid the recent news that the Princess of Wales is undergoing treatment for cancer.

The royal family typically gathers for the Easter service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, a longstanding tradition that underscores the family's unity and public presence. However, this year, the focus shifts to the health and privacy of the Princess of Wales.

The news of Kate Middleton's absence from the Easter service was confirmed following her announcement of undergoing preventative chemotherapy after a major abdominal surgery earlier this year. 

The Princess's diagnosis was a deeply personal matter that has resonated with the public, eliciting widespread support and concern.

In a statement released by Kensington Palace, it was noted that the Princess is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter, emphasizing the need for time and space to focus on recovery.

The palace also highlighted the importance of explaining the situation to the young royals, George, Charlotte, and Louis, in a manner appropriate for their ages.

Prince William has been a pillar of support for his wife during this challenging time. In a video message, the Princess of Wales shared,

"Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance too. As is the love, support, and kindness that has been shown by so many of you. It means so much to us both."

The royal family's Easter service attendance has been a subject of speculation and anticipation, especially since the service is considered a private family event rather than a royal duty.

The absence of the Wales family from this year's service underscores the gravity of the Princess's health situation and the family's commitment to her well-being.

As the world watches and waits for updates, the royal family's decision to prioritize health and privacy over tradition sends a powerful message about the values they hold dear.

The public's thoughts remain with the Princess of Wales and her family during this time of healing and recovery.