Princess Kate is getting ‘better’ and would have loved to attend D-Day events, Prince William says

LONDON — Kate, the Princess of Wales, is feeling “better,” Prince William said Wednesday, as his wife continues her cancer treatment out of the public eye.

William, the heir to the British throne, was speaking to a veteran at a D-Day anniversary event in the English port city of Portsmouth. After telling William about his experiences 80 years ago, the veteran asked if Kate was getting better.

“She is better, thanks. She would’ve loved to be here today,” said William, 41, leaning down to respond to the wheelchair-bound veteran.

Kate, 42, has not been seen in public since she revealed in March that she was receiving cancer treatment. Kate said in a video that she was undergoing “a course of preventative chemotherapy” on the advice of her medical team.

Kensington Palace, the couple’s official residence, revealed last week that Kate would miss a military ceremony this Saturday that she would usually take part in.

That continued absence means she is also missing the D-Day commemorations.

William gave a speech at Wednesday’s event, as did King Charles III, the monarch’s first in public since his own cancer diagnosis.

The king paid tribute to the “courage, resilience and solidarity” of those who took part in the historic invasion of Normandy, a turning point in the fight against Nazi Germany.

“It is our duty to ensure that we and future generations do not forget their service and their sacrifice in replacing tyranny with freedom,” Charles told the crowd in his address.

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Queen Camilla, who joined him at the event on Southsea Common in Portsmouth, could be seen in tears as a veteran recounted his memories of the invasion. Charles also appeared to wipe a tear from his eye at one point.

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