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Royal unity in the face of adversity: Harry and Meghan's touching message to Kate following cancer diagnosis

Royal unity in the face of adversity: Harry and Meghan's touching message to Kate following cancer diagnosis
Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022. KIRSTY O'CONNOR/POOL/AFP VIA GETTY

In a heartfelt display of support, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have extended their well-wishes to the Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, following her recent cancer diagnosis.

The royal couple's statement came shortly after the world learned of Middleton's health challenges.

"We wish health and healing for Kate and the family, and hope they are able to do so privately and in peace," said a spokesperson for the Sussexes.

The news of Middleton's diagnosis was made public on Friday, with the Princess of Wales revealing that she has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with an undisclosed type of cancer.

The diagnosis came as a shock to many, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who were reportedly unaware of Middleton's condition until it was announced to the public.

Middleton's diagnosis was confirmed following major abdominal surgery she underwent in January at the London Clinic. 

In a statement, she shared the emotional toll the diagnosis has taken on her and her family, emphasizing the support she has received from her husband, Prince William.

"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," Middleton expressed in a video statement.

The royal family has been navigating this private matter amidst their public duties, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping back from their royal roles in 2020 and relocating to California.

Despite the physical distance and reported strains within the family, this moment of adversity has brought a unified front of compassion and support for the Princess of Wales.

The public's reaction has been one of concern and sympathy, with many expressing their hopes for Middleton's swift recovery.

The royal family's ordeal underscores the universal vulnerability to health issues and the importance of family support during such times.

As the Princess of Wales undergoes treatment, the royal family's focus remains on her health and well-being, with the hope that the privacy and peace they seek will aid in her recovery.