After Princess Kate (42) announced that she had cancer about a month ago, on March 22nd, her family and her husband Prince William (41) initially moved to their country estate Anmer Hall near the castle for the British Easter holidays Windsor back. But in the past few days, William has carefully returned to normality when it comes to public appearances and royal engagements. According to an expert, William is also sending a clear message.

Just yesterday, April 19th, according to the Daily Mail, the heir to the English throne attended a private memorial service in Hereford Cathedral for Major Mike Sadler (1920-2024), a highly decorated veteran of the British elite regiment Special Air Service, or SAS for short. Sadler distinguished himself during the Second World War with numerous successful sabotage and combat missions behind enemy lines. He had died a few months ago at the ripe old age of 103.

A day earlier, on April 18, William had attended an official appointment for the first time since Princess Kate’s cancer diagnosis was announced. When visiting the non-profit organization “Surplus to Supper”, William picked up a knife and prepared food himself. A few days earlier, on April 11th, the father of three children and his eldest son, Prince George (10), watched a Conference League game of his favorite club, Aston Villa, in the stadium.

According to British royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams (74), Prince William is sending a clear message with his return to official engagements and the accumulation of private public appearances. “The royals know that everything they do conveys a message in one way or another,” Fitzwilliams said in an interview with the British Sun.

With his performances over the past few days, William would “send a sign that a return to normality” has taken place. However, in view of Princess Kate’s ongoing “preventive chemotherapy”, which the 42-year-old still has to undergo, the royal expert restricts: “Obviously very little is normal in the royal family at the moment.” Nevertheless, William is keen to use his appearances to convey to the British public “that some things continue more or less normally,” says expert Fitzwilliams.