Prince William Supports England in EURO Quarterfinals Amid Family Health Challenges

William cheers for England at EURO quarterfinals amid Kate and King Charles’ cancer treatments

Prince William. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, AP PHOTO/HASSAN AMMAR)
Prince William. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, AP PHOTO/HASSAN AMMAR)

Prince William flew to Düsseldorf, Germany, to support the England football team in their UEFA EURO quarterfinals match against Switzerland on July 6.

This trip comes during a challenging time for the Prince of Wales, whose wife Kate Middleton and father King Charles are both undergoing cancer treatments.

As President of The Football Association, William, 42, is a passionate football fan and regularly attends matches to cheer on the national team. His presence at these games has been a source of personal joy and a welcome distraction from his family’s health struggles.

In June, William was seen at England’s group-stage match against Denmark, which ended in a 1-1 draw. He watched the game alongside King Frederik of Denmark at Frankfurt Arena.

Prior to the tournament, William met with the England team on June 20, offering them some light-hearted advice from his children: Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 9, and Prince Louis, 6.

“The best bit of advice I got was to eat twice the amount you normally would eat,” William shared. “So, I now have visions of you running around with massive great tummies. So maybe take my youngest’s advice with a pinch of salt, particularly around the physio team.”

William’s enthusiasm for soccer is well-known, and he has attended several matches recently, sometimes accompanied by his eldest son, George. The sport has provided a welcome escape as both Kate and King Charles continue their treatments.

Prince William. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, AP PHOTO/ANDREEA ALEXANDRU)
Prince William. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, AP PHOTO/ANDREEA ALEXANDRU)

A source previously told PEOPLE, “He has been hugely buoyed by the results of Aston Villa. You shouldn’t overlook the importance of soccer in these moments.”

William’s trip to Germany is also seen as a positive sign regarding Kate’s condition. The Princess of Wales made a public appearance on June 15 for Trooping the Colour, indicating she is managing well despite ongoing chemotherapy. In a personal message issued on June 14, Kate expressed her determination to heal and face each day with patience and resilience.

“I’m looking forward to attending the King’s Birthday Parade this weekend with my family and hope to join a few public engagements over the summer, but equally knowing I am not out of the woods yet,” Kate stated. “I am learning how to be patient, especially with uncertainty. Taking each day as it comes, listening to my body and allowing myself to take this much-needed time to heal.”

A source close to the royal household told PEOPLE that Kate “has been doing what’s right for her and recovering privately at home. She is dealing with it the best she can.”

King Charles, too, has been focusing on his health. Despite his illness, he remains active in his royal duties as much as possible. The support from his family, including his son William’s dedication, has been crucial during this time.

As William continues to support the England football team, his commitment to family remains evident. His presence at the matches, coupled with his role as a loving husband and son, highlights his ability to balance his royal responsibilities with his personal life.

The ongoing EURO tournament has been a significant event for William, providing him with moments of joy and normalcy amid the stress of his family’s health issues.

His visible support for the England team not only boosts the morale of the players but also sends a message of resilience and positivity to fans.

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