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Heartbreaking reason why Kate Middleton delayed cancer treatment announcement

Heartbreaking reason why Kate Middleton delayed cancer treatment announcement

Kate Middleton has announced she is currently undergoing cancer treatment

Kate Middleton delayed the announcement of her cancer treatment so that she could tell her children 'at the right time', it is understood.

In a statement released on Friday evening (22 March), Kate announced that she is currently undergoing cancer treatment.

The Princess of Wales, 42, addressed the public in a video message, explaining that it had 'taken time' to explain the news to the children - George, 10, Charlotte, eight and Louis, five 'in a way that was appropriate for them'.

Kensington Palace said Kate wanted to share the information when she and William 'felt it was right for them as a family'.

In the statement, Kate explained: "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.

"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.

"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.

Kate issued a statement.

"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.

Kate 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.

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

"Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance too. As is the love, support and kindness that has been shown by so many of you. It means so much to us both.

Kate addressed the public.

"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."

According to PA Media, it is understood that Kate wanted her children to understand the news before it became public knowledge.

The update was said to have been shared now the children are away from school on their Easter holidays.

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Topics: Kate Middleton, Royal Family, Health, UK News