Kate would 'love' to have made D-Day 80th anniversary events, says William

Prince William has said Kate would have "loved" to have attended D-Day 80th anniversary events.

He made the comments to a veteran in Portsmouth who asked him how she was doing.

William replied "she'd loved to have been here today" and in a clip of the exchange, published on X, also appeared to say she was getting better.

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Kate revealed in March that she was having treatment for an unspecified form of cancer and called the diagnosis a "huge shock".

The King is also having cancer treatment and recently returned to some public duties - including this week's events to mark 80 years since D-Day.

The family are keeping details of his and Kate's treatment private, and the Princess of Wales is not currently attending events.

It's unknown when she might return to public duties. However, on a trip to the Isles of Scilly last month, William said she was "doing well".

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The Prince of Wales spoke to veterans and gave a reading at Wednesday's D-Day event in Portsmouth.

The King also addressed the crowd and paid tribute to the "courage, resilience and solidarity" of those involved in the historic invasion of Normandy - a pivotal moment in defeating the Nazis.

At one point, the Queen was pictured in tears as Royal Navy veteran Eric Bateman recalled the horrors of the day.

Princess Anne was in Normandy for the commemorations, unveiling a statue of a Canadian rifleman storming the beaches.