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Rishi Sunak issues plea to British public as Kate Middleton announces she's undergoing cancer treatment

Rishi Sunak issues plea to British public as Kate Middleton announces she's undergoing cancer treatment

The Prime Minister said Kate Middleton had been 'unfairly treated' in recent weeks.

Rishi Sunak has issued a plea to the British public following Kate Middleton's cancer treatment announcement.

In an emotional video, the Princess of Wales, 42, opened up about the 'huge shock' of her diagnosis while revealing that she is 'getting stronger every day'.

Speaking in the video message, the Princess said: “In January, I underwent major abdominal surgery in London and at the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous.

“The surgery was successful. However, tests after the operation found cancer had been 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.

“This of course came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family.

"As you can imagine, this has taken time.”

Kate opened up about the 'huge shock' of her diagnosis.

The Princess of Wales added: “It has taken me time to recover from major surgery in order to start my treatment.

“But, most importantly, 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 OK.

“As I have said to them; I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal; in my mind, body and spirits.”

The King, 75, is also being treated for cancer after revealing his diagnosis in February.

The Prime Minister has since issued a statement on X (formerly Twitter), writing: “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.

Rishi Sunak's statement.

“She has shown tremendous bravery with her statement today.

“In recent weeks she has been subjected to intense scrutiny and has been unfairly treated by certain sections of the media around the world and on social media.

“When it comes to matters of health, like everyone else, she must be afforded the privacy to focus on her treatment and be with her loving family.

“I know I speak for the whole country in wishing her a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her back in action when she’s ready.”

The British public have also expressed support for the Princess following her announcement.

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Macmillan’s Cancer Support Line on 0808 808 00 00, 8am–8pm seven days a week.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Kensington Royal

Topics: Kate Middleton, Rishi Sunak, UK News, Royal Family, Cancer