Kate Middleton Discloses Cancer Diagnosis and Commences Chemotherapy Treatment Following Disappearance

23 March 2024 2387
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After much conjecture, the BBC has confirmed that Princess Kate Middleton was diagnosed with cancer on Friday, March 22.

Kate Middleton, 42, informed the world in a video message in which she stated,“[My] medical team advised preventative chemotherapy and I am now in early stages of that treatment. [It has] taken me time to recover from major surgery in order to start treatment, also to explain to kids and to reassure them I will be OK."

She also expressed gratitude to Prince William as he has given her great support, and reassured fans that she is doing well and growing stronger every day. She also requested privacy for her family at this time, emphasizing that she is now prioritizing her recovery.

This announcement comes as an answer to public speculation about her condition after she had an abdominal surgery in January. The day following her operation, Kensington Palace issued an update on her progress.

According to the palace statement, the surgery went well, and it was predicted that the princess will be remaining in the hospital for 10 to 14 days, after which she would continue her recovery at home. They also advised that, following medical counsel, she will not be returning to public duties until after Easter.

This unexpected surgery raised speculations about the exact reason for her surgery and led to a spread of conspiracy theories among social media users. The palace officially dismissed these rumors on February 29, reasserting that Kate would not make a public appearance until after Easter.

On March 4th, Kate was seen around Windsor with her mother. A few days later, on Mother’s Day, Kensington Palace shared a photoshopped picture of Kate and her children, which led to a controversy. Kate later apologized for any confusion caused by the edited photograph.

There were also rumors that Kate's absence was due to a speculated affair of Prince William with Rose Hanbury. However, the former model refuted these rumors on March 16.

In related royal family news, King Charles III also had health issues he was dealing with. It was revealed in January that he was battling cancer after having surgery for an enlarged benign prostate.

A palace message from February 5th stated, "His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties. Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual."

Contrary to a report in March claiming that King Charles had died amid his private cancer battle, the palace confirmed that the king continues to carry out his official and private duties and is alive and well.