Kate Middleton and Prince William “Moved” by Public Support Following Cancer Announcement

Kate Middleton and Prince William have shared a message with the public following the announcement video of the Princess of Wales about her cancer diagnosis.

Kate Middleton and Prince William express gratitude to their supporters amidst difficult times.

A spokesperson for Kensington Palace issued a statement on their behalf on March 23, a day after the Princess of Wales announced in a video message that she had been diagnosed with cancer.

The Prince and Princess are deeply touched by the kind messages from people here in the UK, across the Commonwealth, and around the world in response to Her Highness’s message,” the statement read, which was shared by media outlets like the BBC, which recorded Kate’s announcement. “They are greatly moved by the warmth and public support and are grateful for their understanding of their request for privacy at this time.”

In the video, filmed on March 20 at Windsor and released on March 22, Kate broke her silence about her health amidst growing speculation about her condition during the royal hiatus following her abdominal surgery in January.

“At the time, it was believed that my condition was not cancerous. The operation was successful,” said the 42-year-old woman. “However, tests after the surgery revealed that cancer was present. My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of that treatment.”

Kate, who has children Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5, with her husband, added, “Of course, this has come as a big shock, and William and I have done everything we can to process and manage this privately for our young family.”

She continued, “We hope you will understand that, as a family, we now need time, space, and privacy as I undergo my treatment. My work has always given me deep happiness, and I hope to return when I can, but for now, I must focus on full recovery.”

Many members of the prince and princess’s family, including King Charles III—who was recently diagnosed with cancer himself—and Queen Camilla, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, and their uncles Charles Spencer—brother of their late mother Princess Diana—have openly expressed congratulations to Kate. Read their messages below.

Shannen Doherty

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star, who has herself battled cancer for years, wrote on Instagram, “I am in awe of your strength through the endless assaults you have endured while fighting cancer.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones

On March 22, 2024, Kensington Palace released a video of Kate Middleton revealing that she is undergoing treatment for cancer, which was found after she had abdominal surgery in January.

“Wales and the World stand with you, Your Royal Highness Princess of Wales,” wrote Zeta-Jones, who was born in Wales and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by King Charles III in 2011, on Instagram. “Love always to you.”

Olivia Munn

The Newsroom star, who revealed on March 13 that she has been battling breast cancer, commented on Kensington Palace’s Instagram video about Kate, “Thank you for showing how to fight with grace and determination for yourself and your family. May the best always be with you.”

Angie Harmon

“We pray for your complete & total recovery & for strength of mind, body & spirit for you & your entire family,” commented the Rizzoli & Isles star on the Kensington Palace video about Kate. “Thank you for your beautiful spirit & courage.”