Kate Middleton and Prince William 'going through hell' amid cancer battle

Prince and Princess of Wales attending the wedding ceremony of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan

Kate Middleton's close friend has revealed how the Royal family are "going through hell" following Kate's cancer diagnosis.

Children's clothing designer Amaia Arrieta, the woman behind the young royals' outfits, has spoken about how the family have been coping in the weeks and months following Kate's diagnosis.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Arrieta said: "I'm heartbroken at the moment. I think they are going through hell."

She added: "I hope they will be back. It's really personal."

Spanish designer Arrieta has been dressing the royals' children since Prince George was a baby. She told the publication that being able to dress them brings her "so much pride", reports the Mirror.

Her designs were first spotted in a pair of shorts and knee high socks that Prince George wore in a portrait back in 2014.

Last week, Prince William gave a rare update about his wife, who is continuing her cancer treatment while carrying out a number of engagements.

During a trip to the north east of England, he met several royal fans who had been waiting outside to see him. One of them was Julie Cain, 60, who asked the heir to the throne: "Do you mind if I ask how your wife and children are? ".

William replied: "All doing well, thank you. Yes, we're doing well."

Prince William has been gradually resuming his Royal duties after his wife, the Princess of Wales, disclosed her cancer diagnosis and subsequent chemotherapy treatment last month. In a touching gesture, William and Kate recently released a beautiful, previously unseen wedding photograph from their private collection to mark their 13th wedding anniversary.

This significant anniversary comes as Kate continues her battle with cancer, having started chemotherapy earlier this year. When she shared her startling diagnosis last month, she requested time, space, and privacy to continue her treatment.

At 42, Kate expressed how the diagnosis was an enormous shock and explained that she and William "have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family".

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