Kate, Prince William appreciate enormous public support, Palace says

Monday, March 25th, 2024 07:50 | By
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The Prince and Princess of Wales are “enormously touched by the kind messages” they have received following Catherine’s cancer diagnosis, a Kensington Palace spokesman has said. Saturday’s statement also added they were “grateful” that the public understood their request for privacy.

Catherine revealed in a video message on Friday that she had begun treatment. She received her diagnosis after tests carried out following abdominal surgery “found cancer had been present”.

A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said: “The Prince and Princess are both enormously touched by the kind messages from people here in the UK, across the Commonwealth and around the world in response to Her Royal Highness’ message.

“They are extremely moved by the public’s warmth and support and are grateful for the understanding of their request for privacy at this time.” The statement is the last we will hear from the prince and princess for a while. It is a message that is both a thank you and a polite warning - with the couple saying the public side of this diagnosis is over and they want to be left alone.

It is also an acknowledgement of the overwhelmingly positive response to Catherine’s video message. Social media has been a place of such toxicity for the princess in recent weeks with the wild rumours and gossip about her condition.

At the time of writing, Catherine’s video message, posted on Instagram, had been liked almost five million times. Their latest “thank you” statement is the final chapter in this stage of the princess’s diagnosis and Kensington Palace would like it to draw a line under all the speculation.                                               - BBC

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