Kate Middleton

Failing to stay out of the headlines of British newspapers this month, the Princess of Wales revealed that she had been diagnosed with cancer on March 22, The Independent reported.

Kate Middleton, 42 , announced in a personal message that at the end of January she had underwent major abdominal surgery and that “it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous”. 

The princess, married to Prince Harry (King Charles III’s eldest son), also noted that her surgery at the London Clinic was “successful” but after spending two weeks in hospital and leaving on January 29 she said, “it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous”.  

Her medical team advised that she should undergo a course of preventive chemotherapy. 

Following the announcement, Buckingham Palace stressed that they would not be revealing information regarding the type or stage of the cancer. 

Princess Kate’s announcement led to heartfelt messages pouring out from lawmakers on all sides of the House of Commons. 

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said in a statement on March 22, “My thoughts are with the Princess of Wales, Prince of Wales, the Royal Family and in particular her three children at this difficult time. 

“The Princess of Wales has the love and support of the country as she continues her recovery. 

“She has shown tremendous bravery with her statement today. In recent weeks she has been subjected to intense scrutiny and has been unfairly treated by certain sections of the media around the world and on social media. When it comes to matters of health, like everyone else, she must be afforded the privacy to focus on her treatment and be with her loving family.  

“I know I speak for the whole country in wishing her a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her back in action when she’s ready.” 

Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the opposition Labour Party, wrote on X (formerly Twitter), “On behalf of the whole Labour Party, I want to send my very best wishes to Her Royal Highness at this distressing time.  

“Our thoughts are with the whole Royal Family as they come to terms with the news and as they support the Princess of Wales through her treatment and recovery.” 

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The pro-independence Scottish National Party’s (SNP) leader at Westminster, Stephen Flynn, said, “We all know the suffering and distress that a cancer diagnosis brings to individuals, their families and friends.  

“I wish Kate well in her battle and have no doubt that her words will be of comfort and support to others facing their own.” 

Over recent days, the princess has received copious media attention over a controversy regarding a Mother’s Day pic alongside her three children on March 10. 

Dubbed “Photoshopgate”, the photo posted by Kate drew conspiracy theories regarding the way the image was edited as well as raising concerns about her physical and mental health shortly before her recent announcement. 

It was said by her loved ones and close friends that she caved into media and public pressure, therefore revealing her ongoing health issues. 

The revelations came nearly two months after Buckingham Palace said that King Charles III had been diagnosed with the disease.

The palace revealed that he was receiving treatment for an enlarged prostate, however confirmed that he wasn’t suffering from prostate cancer but another cancer instead.

The Independent/ The Guardian 

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