Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton reveals she is undergoing chemotherapy in personal message

Publish Date
Saturday, 23 March 2024, 8:19AM

Princess Kate is undergoing treatment for cancer, she announced in a personal video message, but she said, “I am going to be ok.”

Kate is undergoing a course of preventative chemotherapy and has said she is focused on making a “full recovery”. The cancer was identified during tests after her abdominal surgery on January 16, and she began treatment in late February.

Since then, she and William have been focusing on sharing the news with their three young children and allowing the family to process it privately.

“This of course came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family.

“As you can imagine, this has taken time.

“It has taken me time to recover from major surgery in order to start my treatment. But, most importantly, it has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be ok.

“As I have said to them, I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal in my mind, body and spirits.

“Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance too, as is the love, support and kindness that has been shown by so many of you. It means so much to us both.”

The couple chose to announce it on Wednesday after Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis broke up for their school Easter holidays and could be sheltered from the public reaction at home.

In recent weeks, she and Will have been subjected to worldwide conspiracy theories about her health and whereabouts.

In a renewed plea for privacy, and a message of hope for others who are also facing cancer treatment, the Princess added: “We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space and privacy while I complete my treatment.

“My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy and I look forward to being back when I am able, but for now I must focus on making a full recovery.

“At this time, I am also thinking of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer. For everyone facing this disease, in whatever form, please do not lose faith or hope. You are not alone.”

King Charles is "so proud of Catherine for her courage in speaking as she did" and remains in the "closest contact with his beloved daughter-in-law", Buckingham Palace said following Kate's cancer treatment.

Kate received her diagnosis in late February. It is the reason that Will missed the memorial for his godfather on Feb 27.

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