In an already difficult context marked by the fight against cancer, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is now facing another significant challenge.

According to some sources close to the royal family, his mental state was deeply affected, experiencing intense anxiety fueled by the pressures of the disease and the increased royal responsibilities.

King Charles and the Duchess of Cambridge are fighting a terrible disease: cancer

Recently, the British royal family received a heavy blow, after both King Charles and the Duchess of Cambridge were diagnosed with cancer.

These diagnoses came at a time when the royal family is preparing for potential changes in its leadership structure, given that King Charles has significantly reduced his activities from the royal agenda.

Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair magazine, revealed to the Mirror that “at the beginning of February, after King Charles began to reduce his royal schedule, the distribution of tasks within the family generated speculation about a possible succession to the throne. This prospect caused intense anxiety.”

“At the beginning of February, King Charles significantly reduced his royal schedule, and duties were distributed among the family, generating speculation about a possible succession to the throne. This prospect, I’m told, causes them intense anxiety,” former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown told the Mirror.

The effect of the disease on public life

The impact of the Duchess of Cambridge’s diagnosis was also strongly felt in the public appearances of the family. Prince William and Prince George were recently seen at a football match, marking their first public appearance since the Duchess announced on March 22 that she had started chemotherapy.

Also, the family was absent from the traditional Easter service at the Chapel of St. George, opting for privacy in these difficult moments.

In an emotional video message, Kate Middleton shared her feelings about the diagnosis:

“The diagnosis was a total shock. It took me time to recover from the major surgery required to start the treatment. It was more difficult to explain everything to our children, George, Charlotte and Louis, in an age-appropriate way and to reassure them that I will be fine.”

The duchess requested understanding and respect for the family’s privacy during this period:

“I hope you will understand that, as a family, we now need time, space and privacy while I finish my treatment. My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy and I look forward to returning when I can, but at the moment I must focus on a full recovery.”