July 21, 2024


The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton has been diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing the early stages of chemotherapy. Recently, a video message from Kate was released on The Prince and Princess of Wales Instagram where she revealed that she has cancer and undergoing treatment. In January 2024, she underwent abdominal surgery and it was successful; however, At the time, it was understood that the issue was non-cancerous. But post-operative tests, “found cancer had been present.”

Kate Middleton on being diagnosed cancer

I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you, personally, for all the wonderful messages of support and for your understanding whilst I have been recovering from surgery. It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family. But I’ve had a fantastic medical team who have taken great care of me, for which I am so grateful.” She said at the beginning of the video message.

However, tests after the operation found cancer had been present. My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy. I’m now in the early stages of that treatment,” said the princess in a video. Kate even added that she told her kids about her condition. “It has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis (her children) 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. We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space and privacy while I complete my treatment,” she said.

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