Prince William is returning to royal duties for first time following Kate Middleton’s cancer diagnosis announcement

The Wales’ recently took a break to spend time as a family.
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As heir to the British throne, William, Prince of Wales is expected to undertake numerous royal duties.

But while his wife Catherine, Princess of Wales undergoes preventative chemotherapy, William has been spending time with her and their three children.

William has been spending time with his family for the past month. (Image: Getty)

The Wales family recently spent a month in Norfolk while George, Charlotte and Louis were on their Easter break for school, and it has been announced that Prince William will soon be returning to public duties following their break.

The Prince of Wales will be visiting Surrey and West London on 18 April to recognise and highlight organisations and the community who are having a positive environmental impact in the area.

Prince William will be in Sunbury-on-Thames seeing how a food distribution charity named Surplus to Supper delivers, sorts and repackages unused food to community groups.

Following this, he will also visit a youth centre in West London which receives regular deliveries of the surplus food and distributes it to those in need.

William is extremely passionate about environmental causes and building a waste-free world. He is the patron of The Earthshot Prize, a global environmental award that is awarded to individuals for their contributions towards environmentalism, of which tackling wastage and food surplus is a key pillar.

William’s next official duty is on 18 April. (Image: Getty)

When Catherine first announced her cancer diagnosis, sources told PEOPLE that William would return to official duties following the children’s return to school in a “balanced, measured way”, and would depend on the needs of the Princess of Wales.

It’s reported that family members from both sides have been helping Kate and William to cope with the situation.

While classes were on, Catherine’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton have been assisting the Wales’ with school drop-offs.

“Her parents are an enduring factor in the upbringing of their grandchildren,” a palace insider previously told PEOPLE.

William and George spent some time together at a football match last week. (Image: Getty)

Whilst the Prince of Wales tried to maintain a low profile during his one-month break from public duties, William was accompanied by his eldest son Prince George at an Aston Villa football match on 11 April.

The father-son duo appeared in good spirits at the match, with the pair seen smiling, clapping and reacting to moments throughout the game.

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