Prince William makes first appearance since wife Kate's cancer announcement

Birmingham, UK - Prince William has made his first public appearance since his wife Catherine announced she has cancer, attending a soccer match between Aston Villa and Lille with son Prince George.

The UK's Prince William has returned to the public eye for the first time since his wife Catherine revealed her shock cancer diagnosis.
The UK's Prince William has returned to the public eye for the first time since his wife Catherine revealed her shock cancer diagnosis.  © OLI SCARFF/Pool via REUTERS

The 41-year-old heir to the British throne was pictured smiling and clapping with son George (10) as his team Aston Villa recorded a 2-1 win in the first leg of the Europa Conference League quarter-final on Thursday night.

The Princess of Wales (42) announced last month that she was undergoing treatment for a cancer discovered following abdominal surgery.

The news followed on from King Charles III, William's father, revealing that he was receiving treatment for an unspecified cancer.

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The king is carrying out official duties behind closed doors but is not conducting public engagements. He did, however, attend an Easter Sunday service.

William is a keen soccer fan and has supported Birmingham-based Aston Villa since he was a schoolboy. He is also the president of the Football Association.

Cover photo: OLI SCARFF/Pool via REUTERS

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