Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reportedly Reached Out to Kate Middleton Following Cancer Diagnosis

On Friday, March 22, Kate Middleton shared a video in which she explained she had received a cancer diagnosis and was undergoing treatment. The announcement came after several weeks of speculation about when she would return to making public appearances. According to Entertainment Tonight, her in-laws Prince Harry and Meghan Markle privately reached out to both Kate and her husband, Prince William, after the news became public.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl told the publication that how or when they reached out isn't entirely clear and that Harry and Meghan are likely not informed of the Princess of Wales whereabouts on a regular basis.

“Of course they're aware she's been in the [hospital], I'm not even sure they know what's she's been in for because the relationship is very estranged now, you know, the brothers don't talk and Kate and Meghan certainly don't talk, so while well-wishes have been extended—certainly on the part of the Sussexes—I'm not sure that they're actually as in the loop as perhaps more senior members of the royal family,” Nicholl said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also offered a statement to ET, saying, “We wish health and healing for Kate and the family, and hope they are able to do so privately and in peace.”

In her video, the Princess said that following her abdominal surgery in January, it was discovered that she had cancer.

“My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy and I'm now in the early stages of that treatment,” she explained.

Kate went on to say, “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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