Kate Middleton Has Revealed That She Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer And Is Receiving Treatment

She also took time to call on other cancer patients to not “lose faith or hope”, assuring them they are not alone.

Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, has announced she has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment after her disappearance from the public eye sparked weeks of speculation.

The 42-year-old had undergone a “planned abdominal surgery”, according to a statement from Kensington Palace in January and was expected to return to her official duties in April after Easter.

Prince William’s wife announced her condition through a video published on Kensington Palace’s social media channels on Friday, March 22.

Middleton said in her video that at the time, doctors had not known it was cancer, but tests following the operation revealed cancer had been present.

“My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventive chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of that treatment,” Middleton said.

Middleton has said the diagnosis came as a “huge shock”, and she took this time with her family to process it privately.

“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 okay,” she said.

She added that her family now needs “time, space, and privacy”.

She also took time to call on other cancer patients to not “lose faith or hope”.

On Feb. 5, King Charles announced he had cancer to “prevent speculation”.

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