Prince William bails on event with Queen Camilla for ‘personal reasons,’ Kate Middleton ‘doing well’ after surgery

Prince William was absent from a memorial service for King Constantine II of Greece due to personal reasons, as his wife Kate Middleton recovers from abdominal surgery. Middleton is said to be doing well, and William called the Greek royal family to apologize for his absence.


Prince William pulls out of godfather's memorial service for personal reasons

Prince William was scheduled to attend a memorial service for the late King Constantine II of Greece but had to back out due to personal reasons. The exact reason for his absence is unknown, but a spokesperson from Kensington Palace confirmed that Kate Middleton is recovering well from her surgery.

According to reports, William was supposed to give a reading at the service but had to apologize to the Greek royal family at the last minute.

Middleton, on the other hand, is recovering at home and will not be attending any public events until after Easter. She underwent surgery in January and has been slowly getting back to work.

Crown Prince Pavlos steps in to conduct the reading

In Prince William's absence, Crown Prince Pavlos, the eldest son of King Constantine II, conducted the reading at the memorial service. The service was led by Queen Camilla, while Prince Charles remained out of the public eye due to his ongoing cancer treatment.

Other members of the British royal family in attendance included Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson, and their daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, as well as Princess Anne and Zara and Mike Tindall.

Notably, William and Middleton's three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, were also not present at the service.

King Charles III continues his cancer treatment

King Charles III, who has been undergoing cancer treatment, did not attend the memorial service. He had been at Windsor Castle earlier in the day but left in the morning. The monarch announced his cancer diagnosis earlier this month but has resumed his royal duties, including a meeting with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Charles has not disclosed the type of cancer he has, but he expressed his gratitude for the well-wishes and cards he has received from fans. As the first in line to the British throne, Prince William's absence from the memorial service is understandable as he prioritizes his wife's recovery and family life.

The late King Constantine II of Greece was William's godfather, making his absence even more notable. The service was an opportunity to honor the former King, who passed away in January 2023 at the age of 82.