Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wish "Health and Healing" for Kate Middleton Following Cancer Diagnosis

After Kate Middleton shared her cancer diagnosis, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle send their love and support to her, Prince William and the rest of the family.

By Sabba Rahbar Mar 22, 2024 8:50 PMTags
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are sending love Kate Middleton's way.

Following the news that the Princess of Wales had been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing preventative chemotherapy, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared their heartfelt support for their sister-in-law and Prince William.

"We wish health and healing for Kate and the family," Harry and Meghan, who stepped back as senior royals from their duties in 2020 and now live in California, said in a statement to E! News, "and hope they are able to do so privately and in peace."

Kate shared the news of her diagnosis in a March 22 video message detailing her health journey the last few months.

"I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you, personally, for all the wonderful messages of support and for your understanding whilst I have been recovering from surgery," she said in her first official appearance since undergoing abdominal surgery in January. "It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family."

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The 42-year-old explained that at the time of the procedure, her condition was thought to be non-cancerous, but further testing found that 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," she continued. "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."

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She also noted that it has take time for her to recover from the initial surgery, and to find the right way to adequately explain everything to her and William's children: Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5.

Kate's health update comes less than two months after her father-in-law King Charles III shared his own cancer diagnosis.

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Still, as Kate undergoes treatment, she's shared optimism about her journey ahead.

"I am well and getting stronger every day," Kate said in her March 22 statement, "by focusing on the things that will help me heal; in my mind, body and spirits."

Keep reading for more well-wishes Kate has received since her announcement.

Shannen Doherty

The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, who has herself been battling cancer for years, wrote on Instagram, "I admire your strength thru the endless onslught you've been under while going through 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 discovered after she had abdominal surgery in January.

"Wales and the World is with you HRH Princess of Wales," Zeta-Jones, who was born in Wales and was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by now-King Charles III in 2011, wrote on Instagram. "Love to you always."

Olivia Munn

The Newsroom alum, who revealed March 13 she has been battling breast cancer, commented on Kensington Palace's Instagram video of Kate, "Thank you for showing what it's like to fight with grace and determination for yourself and your family. Wishing you all the best."

Angie Harmon

"We are praying for your full & complete recovery & for strength of mind, body & spirit for you & your entire family," the Rizzoli & Isles alum commented on Kensington Palace's video of Kate. "Thank you for your beautiful spirit & courage."

Lauren Sánchez

The media personality, fiancée of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, commented on the post as well, writing, "Sending love."

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

"My thoughts are with the Princess of Wales, Prince of Wales, the Royal Family and in particular her three children at this difficult time," he said in a statement on X. "The Princess of Wales has the love and support of the whole country as she continues her recovery. She has shown tremendous bravery with her statement today."

He added, "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."

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

Speaking at a press briefing following news of Kate's health battle, she said their thoughts are with the princess "and her family members and friends during this incredibly difficult time," adding, "certainly we wish her a full recovery."

James Middleton

"Over the years, we have climbed many mountains together," Kate's brother wrote on Instagram, alongside a childhood pic of the two, after she revealed her health diagnosis. "As a family, we will climb this one with you too."

Charles Spencer

The ninth Earl Spencer, brother of the late Princess Diana and Prince William and Prince Harry's uncle, wrote on Instagram, "Incredible poise and strength."

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who stepped back as senior royals in 2020 and live in California, said in a statement to NBC News, "We wish health and healing for Kate and the family and hope they are able to do so privately and in peace."

King Charles III & Queen Camilla

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said the King, who shared his own cancer diagnosis in February, is "so proud of Catherine for her courage in speaking as she did."

In fact, Charles has "remained in the closest contact with his beloved daughter-in-law throughout the past weeks," the rep told NBC News, adding that both he and Camilla "will continue to offer their love and support to the whole family through this difficult time."

U.S. First Lady Jill Biden

"You are brave," President Joe Biden's wife wrote on X, "and we love you."

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

"On behalf of Canadians, I’m sending my support as she undergoes treatment," he wrote on X. "We’re all wishing her a swift recovery."

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