Princess of Wales 'is doing well' amid recovery

Prince William has revealed that his wife is "doing well" as she battles cancer.



The Princess of Wales has been receiving treatment
The Princess of Wales has been receiving treatment

Catherine, Princess of Wales is "doing well" following her cancer diagnosis.

The 42-year-old royal has undergone chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with a form of cancer - but Prince William, her husband, has delivered a positive update about the princess during a visit to Cornwall in south-west England.

The future monarch visited St Mary's Community Hospital in Hugh Town on Friday (05.10.24), and William told Tracy Smith, the administrator of the hospital, that the princess was making encouraging progress.

Tracy told the BBC: "I asked William about his wife Kate and he said: 'She's doing well, thanks,' and I suggested they might like to come for a visit and bring the children."

The princess - who has Prince George, ten, Princess Charlotte, nine, and Prince Louis, six - went public with her cancer diagnosis in March, following weeks of speculation about her health.

She said at the time: "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.

"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."