‘Buoyed with smiles’: How the Wales children are supporting their mother, Princess Catherine

The Wales children are reportedly having a positive impact on their parents as the family navigates Kate Middleton's cancer diagnosis and treatment. Source: Getty Images.

In the face of adversity, and demonstrating their resilience, the Wales children—George, Charlotte, and Louis—have reportedly stepped up admirably to support their mother, Princess Catherine.

Just a few weeks ago, the Princess of Wales revealed that she was undergoing preventive chemotherapy after cancer was found to be present following her abdominal surgery in January. 

Prince William and the Princess initially kept a lid on her diagnosis, wisely waiting for their children to break for the Easter holidays before revealing to the public that she was undergoing cancer treatment.

A family friend of the Princess reportedly remarked on how the three young royals have had a positive impact on their parents during what can only be described as a distressing and uncertain time for the family.

The insider told People Magazine the three “buoy them with smiles” and “the children are the centre of their world”.

“Having fun together when they can is very important,” added the friend.

Following months of speculation regarding her well-being and disappearance from public duties, Princess Catherine issued an emotional message revealing she was diagnosed with cancer not long after her extensive abdominal surgery.

At the time of her surgery and a two-week stay in a private London clinic, cancer was believed not to be present. Subsequent tests revealed otherwise and the Princess is now receiving preventive treatment although she has not divulged what cancer type was detected.

The Princess of Wales. Source: Getty Images.

During her heartfelt video message, Catherine remained regal and stoic as she delivered her shocking news. 

“I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you, personally, for all the wonderful messages of support and for your understanding whilst I have been recovering from surgery,” she began.

“It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family, but I’ve had a fantastic medical team who have taken great care of me, for which I am so grateful.

“In January, I underwent major abdominal surgery in London and at the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous. The surgery was successful. However, tests after the operation found cancer had been present. My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of that treatment.

“This of course came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family.”

The Prince and Princess of Wales and Kensington Palace were initially criticised for the way Catherine’s health challenges were handled over the past few months.

Her complete disappearance from the public eye followed by the release of a doctored photo on Mother’s Day raised eyebrows as to her whereabouts and wellbeing.

However, by prioritising their family’s needs and protecting their brood, it’s no wonder the young royals have stepped up to plate, taking the stressful news in their stride and buoying their parents’ spirits with their youthful exuberance.

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