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Moment Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis found out about King Charles' cancer diagnosis
7 February 2024, 18:57 | Updated: 8 February 2024, 00:04
William and Kate wanted their children, George, Charlotte, and Louis, to find out about their grandfather's cancer diagnosis in a certain way.
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It was at 6pm on Monday that Buckingham Palace announced that the monarch has been diagnosed with cancer, although did not specify which form.
Meanwhile, sources close to William say the prince was keen to make sure his children heard about the news from his parents, rather than through the media.
Charles was seen for the first time since his diagnosis was announced yesterday, and was seen waving and smiling to crowds as he headed for Sandringham.
He left in a helicopter after a 'warm' meeting with his youngest son, Harry, who made a whistle-stop tour to the UK to be by his father's side.
William, meanwhile, returned to work this morning, carrying out an investiture at Buckingham Palace.
Later today, he will attend a gala for the London Ambulance Service.
He is understood to be preparing to take on more public duties in the wake of his father's cancer diagnosis, as well as his wife's abdominal surgery.
Kate will not return to public duties until after Easter after undergoing a pre-planned operation in January.