Prince William hosts investiture ceremony as King Charles undergoes cancer treatment and Princess Kate recuperates from surgery
Why it matters
The royal family's health issues and the shifting of public duties are significant developments for the monarchy and the UK
What the papers say
BBC News reports on the King's positive outlook and continuation of constitutional duties, while The Guardian emphasizes the importance of demonstrating the King's ongoing duties. The Mirror and The Times provide details on the King's weekly audience with the Prime Minister and the redistribution of public duties to Prince William. Business Insider UK and The Independent highlight the impact of the health issues on the royal family and the increased responsibilities for Prince William.
How we got here
The Prince of Wales has returned to work after a period of health issues within the royal family, including the Princess of Wales's surgery and the King's cancer diagnosis.
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