Kate Middleton expressed gratitude to the public for their unwavering support during her recuperation from abdominal surgery earlier this year. She revealed that subsequent examinations post-surgery revealed the presence of cancer, and she is presently undergoing preventive chemotherapy.

The Princess emphasized that she had maintained a low profile in recent weeks to ensure the family could sensitively convey the details of her situation to her children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

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Following weeks of online conjecture regarding her health and whereabouts, the news emerged. Her most recent public appearance was at Sandringham on Christmas Day. Kensington Palace disclosed that she would abstain from public engagements until at least Easter.


At that time, Kensington Palace acknowledged that when she feels prepared, the Princess might opt to reveal more information about her surgery and recuperation.

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In sharing the update, she expressed, “I wanted to seize this moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for all the lovely messages of encouragement and your patience during my recovery period.

“These past few months have been exceptionally challenging for our family, but I’ve been fortunate to have an exceptional medical team looking after me, for which I am immensely thankful.

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“In January, I underwent significant abdominal surgery in London, initially believed to be non-cancerous. The surgery was deemed successful. However, post-operative tests revealed the presence of cancer.

“My medical team advised me to undergo preventative chemotherapy, and I am currently in the early stages of this treatment.

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“Naturally, this news was a profound shock, and William and I have been diligently managing this situation privately for the sake of our young family.

“As you can understand, this process has required time. Recovering from major surgery was a priority before commencing treatment.

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“Crucially, it has also taken us time to communicate everything to George, Charlotte, and Louis in a manner suitable for their understanding, reassuring them of my well-being.

“I’ve reiterated to them that I am progressing well and gaining strength each day by focusing on aspects that aid my recovery—mind, body, and spirit.”

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She continued, “Having William by my side is an immense source of comfort and reassurance, as is the love, support, and kindness shown by many of you. It means the world to both of us.

“We kindly ask for your understanding that, as a family, we now require some time, space, and privacy as I undergo my treatment.

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“My work has always been a source of profound joy for me, and I eagerly anticipate returning when I am able. However, for the time being, my focus must be on achieving a full recovery. I also extend my thoughts to all those affected by cancer.

“To everyone grappling with this illness, in any form, please hold onto faith and hope. You are not alone.”

Furthermore, it was disclosed that three staff members at a London clinic were under investigation for allegedly attempting to access Kate’s medical records post-surgery.

On Wednesday, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) confirmed receipt of a complaint and stated it is presently “assessing the information provided”.