Skip to main contentSkip to footer

King Charles and 'beloved' daughter-in-law Princess Kate have been a 'source of comfort' to one another

 The monarch and his daughter-in-law are both receiving treatment for their respective cancer diagnoses  

Charles and Kate at Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee 2022
Tracy Schaverien
Features Contributor
Share this:

After an emotional and challenging few weeks, the Princess of Wales is surrounding herself with her loved ones as she deals with the effects of chemotherapy following her cancer diagnosis. And among the friends and family helping her, her father-in-law the King is giving her unwavering support.

While the Princess and His Majesty have always been close, royal sources tell HELLO! the bond between them has grown stronger still, with the pair turning to each other for comfort while each comes to terms with their cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Not only did the King visit Kate's bedside when they both found themselves in the same hospital at the same time in January, but they have remained in constant contact – and enjoyed a private lunch together at Windsor Castle the day before she broadcast her health update to the world.

LISTEN: Hear more about the King and Kate's private lunch

Robert Hardman, author of Charles III: New King, New Court, tells HELLO!: "It's very clear that he's extremely concerned about her. I think he wants to make sure as much as he can that if there's anything he can do, he will do, because for a very fit and healthy young mother, this is a different order of magnitude to someone having to deal with this in their 70s.

"I'm sure he's been a source of comfort for her in the same way she's probably been a source of comfort for him," he adds. "I think it cannot but have brought them even closer together. He's always had a huge regard for his daughter-in-law. He thinks she's just wonderful.

King Charles kisses Britain's Princess Kate as they arrive for the World Premiere of the James Bond 007 film No Time to Die in 2021© Getty
The King revealed his pride of his 'beloved' daughter-in-law at her courage

"When people are in hospital, they don't really want a fuss. But the fact was: the King was there, she was there, and the Queen was there with him as well. And they did go around to check and reassure the Princess.

"It’s a reminder that the Windsors are mortals like the rest of us. And we have to have great sympathy with the fact that they are undergoing an absolute shock of a lifetime, except they're having to undergo it with all of us talking about it."

HELLO! Magazine 1834

Read the full story in this week's issue of HELLO! magazine.


Princess Kate wearing black and white polka dots and a hat

If you are reading this, the chances are you are obsessed with all things royalty – which is just as well because so are we! So obsessed, in fact, we’ve launched a club solely dedicated to covering them. So welcome to The HELLO! Royal Club. We would love you to join us there…

What is it?

Interactive community offering behind-the-scenes access, exclusive royal interviews, unmissable royal insights, and an illustrious royal Inner Circle.

Member benefits

  • Two weekly newsletters, one from Emily Nash
  • Video posts and audio notes from Emily Nash and the HELLO! Royal team
  • Access to our royal community and opportunity to interact with club writers and members
  • Participate in polls, comments and discussion threads
  • Access to our Ask Me Anything sessions with our journalists
  • Invitations to in-person and virtual events
  • A subscription to the digital edition of HELLO! Magazine (Worth £82 annually)*
  • Future ‘Inner Circle’ benefits

By royal decree

You are royally invited to join The HELLO! Royal Club – and then to go forth and spread the word to your fellow royal fans. See you in the club!

More Royalty

See more