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Sarah Ferguson Breaks Her Silence On Kate Middleton's Cancer Diagnosis

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By Favour Adegoke on March 25, 2024 at 1:55 PM EDT
Updated on March 26, 2024 at 6:59 AM EDT

The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, has finally spoken out about the Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton's cancer diagnosis.

On Friday, Kate shared the heartbreaking news of her health condition with the world after months of speculation about her whereabouts.

Sarah, like Kate, is also presently battling the disease after she was diagnosed with skin cancer in January. This makes three British royals, including King Charles III, currently battling cancer.

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Sarah Ferguson Speaks Out About Kate Middleton's Cancer Diagnosis

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Sarah recently sent her well-wishes to the Princess of Wales following the news of her cancer diagnosis. The Duchess of York, in an Instagram post on Monday, shared a heartfelt post, noting that Kate will be surrounded by her loved ones as she undergoes cancer treatment.

"All my thoughts and prayers are with the Princess of Wales as she starts her treatment," Sarah wrote. "I know she will be surrounded by the love of her family and everyone is praying for the best outcome."

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The duchess added, "As someone who has faced their own battles with cancer in recent months, I am full of admiration for the way she has spoken publicly about her diagnosis and know it will do a tremendous amount of good to raise awareness. I hope she will now be given the time, space, and privacy to heal."

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In a shocking news on Friday, the Princess of Wales revealed that she had been diagnosed with cancer after undergoing a successful abdominal surgery in January.

"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," Kate began in a video recorded from her home in Windsor. "It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family, but I've had a fantastic medical team who have taken great care of me, for which I am so grateful."

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The princess continued, "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."

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Sarah, who was previously married to the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, still maintained a close relationship with the royal family.

In late January, the duchess announced her cancer diagnosis, noting on Instagram: "I have been taking some time to myself as I have been diagnosed with malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer, my second cancer diagnosis within a year after I was diagnosed with breast cancer this summer and underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery."

She added at the time, "It was thanks to the great vigilance of my dermatologist that the melanoma was detected when it was. Naturally, another cancer diagnosis has been a shock, but I'm in good spirits and grateful for the many messages of love and support."

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Recently, it was revealed that the duchess was "very relieved" after receiving positive news about her skin cancer. Sarah was told that the disease had not yet spread.

"Fortunately, they have turned out to be clear. This is the best news she could have on it at this stage," a friend of Sarah's told People Magazine. "She is very relieved."

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In her video speaking about her cancer diagnosis, Kate talked about how much support she has received from her husband, Prince William, noting that he has been a source of comfort for her.

She said, "Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance, too." Kate also mentioned their children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5, as her support systems as she undergoes chemotherapy.

The princess then thanked the public for their kindness but requested that they give her family privacy as they go through this challenging period.

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"We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space, and privacy while I complete my treatment. My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy, and I look forward to being back when I am able, but for now, I must focus on making a full recovery," Kate stated.

The Prince & Princess Of Wales Are 'Extremely Moved By The Public's Warmth'

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After Kate's video announcing her cancer diagnosis, the princess was met with an outpouring of love and support from the public. This brought an end to the several wild conspiracy theories regarding her whereabouts.

Kensington Palace later released a statement from Kate and William expressing their gratitude for the "kind messages."

The statement read, "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."

It further noted that William and Kate "are extremely moved by the public's warmth and support and are grateful for the understanding of their request for privacy at this time."

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