Prince William Makes Public Appearance Amid Kate Middleton Photo Drama, Mentions Her In Speech

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As the photo drama involving Kate Middleton continues to make headlines, Prince William attended a royal event solo and mentioned his wife in a speech.

Kate has been taking an extended break from public appearances after having abdominal surgery in January. Followers have been speculating about her whereabouts, with that curiosity reaching a fever pitch when the mom of three posted a photo of herself posing with her three children in honor of Mother’s Day in the U.K. on March 10. The image was later found to have been edited and was retracted by major news outlets.

Followers have been insinuating that the Palace is lying about Kate’s status, putting forth theories ranging from the Princess of Wales being secretly in a coma to her having botched plastic surgery.

The Prince of Wales spoke at the Diana Legacy Awards in London on March 14, the 25th anniversary of the award. William’s younger brother Prince Harry also attended the event via a virtual video call.

Prince William honored his late mother, Princess Diana, in his speech. “She taught me that everyone has the potential to give something back, that everyone in need deserves a supporting hand in life. That legacy is something that both Catherine (Princess of Wales) and I have sought to focus on through our work, as have the 50,000 young people who have received a Diana Award over the past 25 years,” the heir apparent to the British throne said, per Today

Prince Harry, who stepped back from official royal duties in 2020 and has appeared to have a strained relationship with royal family members ever since, also made a speech via video call. “So much of the future depends on you guys, right?” Harry told the award recipients. “And you know that. And some of you may feel as though the work that you’re doing is small. Some may feel as though it’s big. My mom would be incredibly proud of all the work that you’ve done.” 

Kensington Palace previously announced that Kate would not be appearing at official events until after Easter.


After all the speculation, Kate released a statement apologizing for the edited photo.

“Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused. I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day. C,” Kate shared in a statement shared on X after the photo got hit with a “kill” notice.

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