Prince William shares rare update on how Kate Middleton is doing amid cancer battle

Prince William provided a hopeful update on Kate Middleton’s health amid her ongoing cancer battle.

During his visit to northern England Tuesday, a royal supporter asked the Prince of Wales, 41, how his wife and their three children – Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 6 – are doing in light of the news.

“Do you mind if I ask how your wife and children are?” asked one concerned fan, who was draped in the British flag, according to a video circulating online.

A concerned fan asked Prince William Tuesday how his family is doing. Ian Forsyth/WPA Pool/Shutterstock
He took part in a walkabout during a visit to a charity in northern England. Getty Images

William graciously responded, “All doing well, yes, thank you. All doing well,” while kindly patting the woman on the shoulder.

The well-wisher then asked for further clarification on Middleton, 42, adding, “I mean, obviously Catherine?,” to which William reinstated, “Yeah, we’re all doing well.”

The future king engaged in a spontaneous walkabout during a visit to James’ Place Newcastle, a male suicide prevention center in the city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Nearly two weeks ago, William made his return to public duties for the first time since Middleton’s cancer diagnosis was revealed.

When asked about wife Kate Middleton specifically, he responded, “We’re all doing well.” Ian Forsyth/WPA Pool/Shutterstock
The prince, seen here during his visit to James’ Place Newcastle Tuesday, recently returned to his public duties amid Middleton’s cancer battle. Getty Images

On April 18, the prince went to the food charity Surplus to Supper in Surrey, where he chatted to volunteers and lent a helping hand in the kitchen.


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Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told the Sun shortly thereafter that William’s appearance was an indication that the royals were returning to some sense of normalcy.

“Royals realise that every single thing they do sends a message in one way or another,” the royal commentator said on April 20, adding, “If Catherine had been there, it would have been fantastic, but no one is expecting that.”

“Royals realise that every single thing they do sends a message in one way or another,” a royal expert recently said. Getty Images
Middleton has not participated in public engagements since her diagnosis. Chris Jackson-Getty/POOL supplied by Splash News / SplashNews.com

Middleton shocked fans worldwide on March 22 when she revealed she had cancer – which she discovered after undergoing major abdominal surgery in January.

“We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space and privacy while I complete my treatment,” the Princess of Wales said in an emotional video message at the time.

“My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy and I look forward to being back when I am able, but for now I must focus on making a full recovery.”

Middleton announced in an emotional video in March that she has cancer. BBC Studios
“We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space and privacy,” she added at the time. Getty Images

As expected, Middleton then skipped out on the royals’ Easter Sunday service as she continued to undergo chemotherapy and treatments for her illness.

She has reportedly also spent some time with her family at a vacation home in Norfolk, England, while she recuperated.

The exact form of cancer Middleton is battling or which stage she is in remains unknown.