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Princes William, George attend soccer game together amid Kate Middleton cancer battle

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Prince William and his son Prince George had a father-son night out on Thursday, attending an Aston Villa football match in Birmingham, England.

The game marked William’s first public appearance since his wife Kate, Princess of Wales, announced in late March that she had been diagnosed with cancer and started chemotherapy.

William and George, 10, the eldest of William and Kate’s three children, sat next to each other during the match as they cheered on Aston Villa in a 2-1 win over French team from Lille.

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Prince William, the Prince of Wales and Prince George of Wales look on alongside Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings during the 2023/24 UEFA Europa Conference League quarter-final first leg match between Aston Villa and Lille OSC at Villa Park on April 11, 2024 in Birmingham, England.

William reportedly made no public comments about Kate’s health at the match, but he confirmed to a reporter that George was following in his footsteps as an Aston Villa fan.

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Prince William, the Prince of Wales and Prince George of Wales watch from the stands during the 2023/24 UEFA Europa Conference League quarter-final first leg between Aston Villa and Lille OSC at Villa Park on April 11, 2024 in Birmingham, in England.

When Sunday Paper sports reporter Neil Moxley asked if George was “part of the Pride,” William reportedly replied, “Oh yeah, he loves it,” according to an account of the exchange shared by Moxley. on.

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Prince William, Prince of Wales and Prince George of Wales watch during the 2023/24 UEFA Europa Conference League Quarter-Final First Leg match between Aston Villa and Lille OSC at Villa Park on April 11, 2024 in Birmingham, in England.

William and Kate have remained out of the public eye since Kate’s March 22 announcement, shared in a video message, that cancer had been discovered during post-operative scans after she underwent planned abdominal surgery at mid-January.

The type of cancer was not disclosed. Kate began preventive chemotherapy treatment in late February, according to Kensington Palace.

The palace said at the time of Kate’s announcement that William would take a break from public commitments during his children’s Easter school holidays. George and his siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, attend Lambrook School, a private school near the family home in Windsor, England.

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Kate withdrew from public engagements around the time of her abdominal surgery in mid-January and has continued that hiatus until today. The princess asked for respect for her family’s privacy in her message announcing her diagnosis, and the palace said only that she would return to public duties once she was medically cleared to do so.

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Catherine, Princess of Wales, released an official statement on her health on March 22, 2024.

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William and Kate and their children did not join other members of the royal family, including King Charles III, who is also battling cancer, for the Easter service at St. George’s Chapel on March 31.

The Welsh are believed to spend much of their time away from the spotlight at Anmer Hall, their country estate in Norfolk, England, near the royal family’s Sandringham estate.

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