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‘Royals are humans': Prince William's absence from memorial service did not affect event

The prince returned to royal duties Thursday

By Web Desk
March 03, 2024
Prince Williams absence from the memorial service for the late King of Greece was attributed to personal reasons
Prince William's absence from the memorial service for the late King of Greece was attributed to "personal reasons"

The Prince of Wales withdrew from a royal memorial service on Tuesday at short notice but resumed public duties on Thursday.

Prince William's absence from the memorial service for the late King of Greece was attributed to "personal reasons."

However, royal commentator Gertrude Daly told GB News that William's absence did not affect the event as a Greek royal took his place to do a reading at the service.

Kensington Palace were quick to announce that the Princess of Wales was “doing well” in her recovery following William's absence.

Speaking to GB News, Daly said: “I think this Service of Thanksgiving was something you could miss.

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“There were plenty of family members there to represent the British Royal Family and Crown Prince Pavlos was able to do the reading in Prince William’s place.

“So, William’s absence had little effect on the event.”

Daly also expressed that she was not “too worried” about William’s absence from the event as the palace only described the absence as a ‘personal reason.’

She said: “Royals are humans like the rest of us and sometimes personal things come up that prevent us from attending events.

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“We know William’s absence was not about an issue with Kate’s health. And William seemed fine during his engagements on Thursday. So, I am not too worried.”

The prince returned to royal duties Thursday to speak with young people and holocaust survivors about the rise in anti-Semitism.