Royal News Roundup: Prince William’s New Portrait, Kate Middleton’s Health Update & More

Plus, Queen Camilla pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth

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Here’s all the royal news you need to know for the week of February 29, 2024. 

  • Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, shared a never-before-seen black-and-white photo of his ancestors on Instagram. The picture featured his great-aunt and his great-uncle riding horses at Althorp House.
  • Kensington Palace revealed that Prince William was unable to attend the Service of Thanksgiving for King Constantine II due to a “personal matter.” The insider also shared a rare update about Kate Middeton, who has been recovering after undergoing abdominal surgery. 
  • Striking pictures of Princess Catherine and Prince William recently resurfaced. They were taken on the day they announced their engagement to the world in November 2010.
  • A gorgeous snapshot of Prince William has surfaced from his latest public event. It marked the prince’s first outing since he canceled his appearance at the late King Constantine of Greece’s memorial service, which took place at St George’s Chapel.
  • Princess Catherine's rep released a statement to address rumors about her recovery. "Kensington Palace made it clear in January the timelines of the princess' recovery and we'd only be providing significant updates," the spokesperson said.
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  • Prince Harry recently shared a rare update about his two children, Archie and Lilibet. He said, “The kids are doing great. [They are] growing up like all kids do—very, very fast.”
  • In a newly resurfaced excerpt from Prince Harry's memoir, Spare, the Duke of Sussex revealed that he and Meghan Markle shared their pregnancy news with the royal family on Princess Eugenie's wedding day.
  • In another resurfaced excerpt, Prince Harry admitted that he and Prince William were *not* each other’s best men at their weddings.
  • Princess Beatrice wore edgy boots during her latest royal appearance. The shoes were from Maje and featured several buckles along the side.

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