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Kate Middleton Cancer Diagnosis Latest News: Live Updates As King Charles Supports Princess While The World Reacts To Diagnosis And Prince Harry And Meghan Reach Out After Her Illness Was Announced

By Lettice Bromovsky and Milo Pope

Published: 07:54, 23 March 2024 | Updated: 12:38, 23 March 2024

‘Hasn’t William been through enough?’ Windsor visitor praises ‘tremendous’ KateA well-wisher visiting Windsor Castle has commended the Princess of Wales for speaking publicly about her health.

Ann Anderson, 75, from Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, said: ‘I thought it was absolutely tremendous for her to do that on her own, how can you sit on a bench like that at that age and just talk about your health?

‘People shouldn’t have put her through that, it wasn’t necessary.’

She added: ‘My heart goes out to her, my heart goes out to William, hasn’t he been through enough? He really doesn’t need any more.’

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Describing Kate’s video announcement, Purves said it felt like an echo of the late Queen in the Covid years saying ‘We will meet again’.

Indeed, Elizabeth II would be proud of her granddaughter-in-law, and we all should.

‘I’m so shocked because she’s so young’, says Windsor visitorA woman who was visiting Windsor from Suffolk has said she hopes the Princess of Wales’s announcement can end online speculation about her.

Linda Boby, from Bury St Edmunds, said: ‘It’s such a shock, she’s such a young lady and she deserves her privacy.

‘I’m glad that she’s come out and said something so that can put everybody’s speculation to rest and she can recover and be wonderful with her family, which is what she deserves, she deserves her space to do that.

‘I’m just so shocked because she’s so young and really they’ve had to keep it to themselves to be able to digest it for their own sake before they can come out and say something.

‘She’s got to consider the children as well, they’re so young and hopefully she’ll be on the mend.’

A look at Windsor todayPictures from Windsor this Saturday morning show Union Jack flags decorated in the street.

The public have expressed an outpouring of emotion for the Princess of Wales following her announcement yesterday.

Nearly one and a half million people visit Windsor Castle each year to enjoy the region’s history and great works of art.

‘Inevitable reduction in royal engagements’ after Kate’s diagnosis, says royal expertThe Princess of Wales will ‘invetiably’ reduce her royal engagements following her cancer diagnosis, an expert on the monarchy has said.

The managing editor of Majesty magazine, Joe Little, said it was a ‘significant moment for the monarchy’ that two senior figures should be out of action.

‘I don’t think anybody expected her to tell us in such a direct personal way that she has cancer,’ he said.

‘It’s a remarkable situation and a significant moment for the monarchy and the institution so early in the King’s reign that two senior figures should be out of action.’

He added that public engagements were ‘clearly not on the cards for some time’ for both Charles and Kate, adding that the Princess’s situation was ‘complicated’ by her young family.

Mr Little noted that the ‘time of British pomp and pageantry’ in June was approaching with ‘all manner of high profile events’ such as the King’s birthday parade, also known as Trooping the Colour, and Royal Ascot.

He said he ‘did not anticipate’ the Queen’s diary getting any busier than already planned, but added Camilla would ‘certainly’ be attending engagements ‘she otherwise would have not done on a solo basis’.

This includes the annual Maundy Service on March 28 where Camilla will be distributing the Royal Maundy gifts on behalf of Charles at Worcester Cathedral.

Members of the public gather outside Kensington Palace last nightFollowing Kate’s shock announcement yesterday evening, members of the public gathered outside Kensington Gardens.

One couple could be seen embracing as the sun started to set.

Others were glued to their screens as they tried to find out more details about Kate’s diagnosis.

Windsor local slams ‘online speculation’ around Kate’s illnessA Windsor local has said it was upsetting that the Princess of Wales had to make an announcement on her cancer treatment due to online speculation.

Clementine Black, 49, a business consultant, said: ‘It’s unbelievably upsetting that Kate has to come out and say this because of online speculation to be honest.

‘I really feel sorry for her children, they’ll be affected the most, everyone has to remember that she’s a mother.’

Travis frontman Fran Healy urges people to get checked for cancer as it is ‘silent killer’Fran Healy – star of rock group Travis – has taken to social media to urge people to get checked for cancer.

Describing it as ‘no walk in the park’, the 50-year-old said he has ‘lost too many to it’ in the past.

He also said it is a ‘silent killer’.

Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway sends her love to Kate MiddletonTelevision presenter Kate Garraway has posted on social media wishing Kate Middleton all the best.

Earlier this year, Garraway lost her husband Derek Draper after suffering long-lasting COVID symptoms.

In her tweet to the Princess, she also offered her support ‘for all those fighting for their health’.

Discovering cancer after an operation is ‘not uncommon’, says top doctorDr Mangesh Thorat, deputy director of the Barts clinical trials unit at the centre for cancer prevention at Queen Mary university, told Sky News: ‘It is not very common, but it’s not uncommon either.

‘We often find this because the scans we do pre-operatively often have their limitations.

‘When things are looked under the microscope, after an organ is taken away, you get a much better resolution and then you pick up the cancer.

‘So it’s not uncommon.’

Brazilian tourist says he is ‘routing’ for the Princess of WalesA Brazilian tourist has said he and his family are ‘rooting’ for the Princess of Wales.

Speaking outside Windsor Castle this morning, Mario Baptista, 73, from Santa Catarina in southern Brazil, said: ‘I watched the video on television yesterday. I was really sorry to find out that she has a serious health issue.

‘I was relieved, there was some sort of secrecy about what the problem was over the last few months.

‘We hope she recovers swiftly, we’re rooting for her.’

Diana’s brother hails Kate’s braveryCharles Spencer, the younger brother of Diana, has taken to social media to share his view on Kate Middleton’s announcement.

The British peer, journalist and author said that she showed ‘incredible strength’ as well as ‘poise’.

Gary Goldsmith makes grovelling apologyKate Middleton’s uncle Gary Goldsmith, who was recently evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house, has made a grovelling apology after an ill-timed interview.

Featured in today’s Times Magazine, his comments about the royal couple’s marriage came out just hours after Kate made her shock announcement.

To read more about what he said, click below:

Jamie Lee Curtis DEMANDED end to ‘bull**** conspiracy theories’ about Princess KateWe all know American actress Jamie Lee Curtis for her roles in hit films such as Halloween and Freaky Friday.

But it appears the 65-year-old is also a staunch defender of Kate Middleton following the wild conspiracy theories that circulated following her absence from the limelight.

Shortly before Kate made the announcement yesterday, Curtis took to Instagram to ask people to stop making theories about her and her whereabouts.

How the world found out about Kate’s devastating cancer diagnosisIn a jaw-dropping revelation, the world was shocked to discover the news about Kate’s cancer.

Shortly after 6pm yesterday evening, every major news channel broke the news.

After the announcement on BBC News, viewers rushed to social media following the announcement to wish the Princess of Wales well.

MAUREEN CALLAHAN: To anyone who would doubt Kate’s strength… doubt notMaureen Callahan asks the question as to whether Kate Middleton should have been made to tell the world about her illness.

Following months of speculation, wild conspiracy theories, scurrilous rumors and jokes about her condition, an emotional Kate delivered a brave message of hope, Callahan argues.

To read more, click below:

What next for the Princess’s cancer recovery?The Princess of Wales is undergoing ‘preventative chemotherapy’ after having major abdominal surgery in January.

For more information on what is preventative chemotheraphy and whether it is the same as traditional chemo, read below.

A look at the messages of support for KateThe reason behind Kate’s decision to choose Friday to release her cancer announcementAfter weeks of rumours and theories, the Princess of Wales ultimately put her children’s wellbeing front and centre when she announced that she has cancer.

Choosing the first day of the Easter Holidays could well have been a deliberate decision to avoid the media’s furore.

Read below to find out what the real reason was.

RICHARD KAY: Stripped of its two most charismatic stars, the monarchy is facing a profound crisisRichard Kay has taken a look at the crisis facing the monarchy at the moment following Kate’s Diagnosis.

He has said as all those close to Prince WIlliam know, he has never shied away from adversity as shown when the gaze of the world descended on him after the death of Princess Diana.

He argues that the monarchy will survive, because it always does…

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Time and time gain over the years, Prince William has made clear that while he takes seriously the burden of his future role as king.

However, he has shown that he will never put them before his wife and family.

Public show support for Princess of Wales in emotional videoThe nation has united behind Princess Kate after her shocking cancer diagnosis, with people taking to the streets to share their thoughts.

One woman appeared to be wiping a tear from her eyes as she was looking at her phone as the news broke.

Another said the news was ‘incredibly sad’. ‘Whenever anybody gets cancer it’s a horrible thing to hear and I can only imagine what her family is going through right now’

Rishi Sunak leads politicians in messages of supportRishi Sunak has praised Kate’s ‘tremendous bravery’ after she revealed that she had been diagnosed with the disease and was in the early stages of chemotherapy following mounting speculation about her health.

In a statement released shortly after Kate’s announcement, the PM said: ‘My thoughts are with the Princess of Wales, Prince of Wales, the royal family and in particular her three children at this difficult time.

‘The Princess of Wales has the love and support of the whole country as she continues her recovery.’

Left-wing activist apologises for making jokes about the PrincessLeft wing activist and journalist Owen Jones had previously taken to X to join in with the speculation surrounding the Princess of Wales.

He is the latest to say sorry, in a post on X he wrote: ‘As someone who speculated on this without considering it could be a serious health condition, I’m very ashamed to be honest, and all the very best to her.’

Blake Lively makes groveling apology for Kate Middleton ‘Photoshop’ jibeBlake Lively has made a groveling apology for making an ill-advised Kate Middleton joke days before the Royal announced she has cancer.

The actress, 36, was slated by fans after she plugged her drinks range on March 13 – and took aim at the photo-editing controversy around a family shot of the Princess of Wales, 42, and her children released on Mother’s Day in the UK.

She wrote: ‘I’m so excited to share this new photo I just took today to announce our 4 new @bettybuzz & @bettybooze products! Now you know why I’ve been MIA.’

In the wake of Middleton’s announcement of her health crisis on Friday, Lively wrote on Instagram: ‘I’m sure no-one cares today but I feel I have to acknowledge this.

‘I made a silly post around the ‘photoshop fails’ frenzy and, oh, man, that post has me mortified today.’

Harry and Meghan reach out to Kate following announcement Harry and Meghan have reached out to Prince William and Kate after her shock cancer diagnosis.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were understood to have made contact with the Prince and Princess of Wales ‘privately’ last night.

It is not clear if the contact was a phone, video call or some messages of support. The possibility of whether Harry would fly back to the UK is not known.