Efor the first time since King Charles III's cancer became known. and family break, Prince William, the heir to the throne, appeared in public again on Wednesday. The 41-year-old presented medals and orders of the British royal family at Windsor Castle in the morning.
Among others, Ellen White, the most productive soccer player of the England team, who won the 2022 European Championship with the Lionesses, received the award. The pictures showed a fit William chatting with the athlete in the castle's grand hall. He was expected that evening at a fund-raising gala for the London Air Rescue Company.
At the suggestion of the government, the British royal family awards medals and orders twice a year and appoints individuals to knighthood. They are recognized for special achievements. The awards will be presented at the ceremony by members of the royal family.
The hope of reconciliation
In the evening, the Prince of Wales was expected to attend a fund-raising gala for the London Air Rescue Company. William once worked as a rescue helicopter pilot. He is a patron of the London Air Ambulance Charity, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
William, along with other royals, is expected to help make up for his father's absence during cancer treatment. His younger brother Harry arrived from the US on Tuesday to meet the king, raising hopes of a reconciliation between father and son. It reportedly took 45 minutes for Charles and Camilla to leave by helicopter for their Sandringham estate in Norfolk, eastern England. According to the British media, the meeting between the brothers William and Harry, who also quarreled, was not planned.
Sunak and King Charles are talking on the phone
Harry and his 42-year-old wife Meghan left the royal family and live with their children Archie and Lilibet in the US state of California. The release of private details in Harry's biography is said to have contributed to the rift with the royals.
The British government must also prepare for the monarch's illness. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's weekly audience with King Charles III. will be held by phone this week. Sunak's spokesperson told reporters in London on Wednesday that the prime minister would speak with Charles on the phone the same day.
“Generally, we do not comment on the Prime Minister's discussions with the King, nor do we make a habit of doing so,” the spokesman said. “However, in this particular case, we have agreed with the palace that they will speak later on the phone.”