Princess Catherine praised for her ‘measured and sensible’ approach to recent health challenges

Mar 31, 2024
Rather than succumbing to sensationalism or alarm, the Princess has reportedly approached her diagnosis with characteristic pragmatism and resilience. Source: Getty Images.

In the face of adversity, Princess Catherine has garnered widespread praise for her composed and pragmatic approach to her recent cancer diagnosis.

Royal commentator Lady Colin Campbell has commended the Princess of Wales for her dignified demeanour, contrasting her response with what she perceives as more dramatic tendencies in other members of the Royal Family.

“William and Catherine are coping as positively and as well as they can. They’re both very levelheaded people, they’re not drama queens like Harry and Meghan, they’re not going to make a drama into a crisis,” Campbell told GB News.

“And they’re going to be coping with this in as measured and sensible a way as possible.”

The royal commentator’s words underscore the admiration directed towards Princess Catherine for her stoicism and grace during this challenging time. Rather than succumbing to sensationalism or alarm, the Princess has reportedly approached her diagnosis with characteristic pragmatism and resilience.

“And I understand from people in the medical profession that she is actually the ideal patient because she’s very positive, she’s very intelligent, she’s not creating a drama and a crisis where there’s no need to,” Campbell explained.

“And she’s evidently very amenable. She’s very fit, she’s very athletic, so that’s all good.”

Following weeks of speculation regarding her well-being, Princess Catherine recently issued an emotional message, revealing that she had been diagnosed with cancer.

The shocking news follows the Princess of Wales’ two-week hospital stay in January for planned abdominal surgery. Catherine revealed that subsequent tests uncovered the presence of cancer, and she is currently undergoing preventative chemotherapy.

During the video message, Catherine opened up about her deeply personal journey while addressing the speculation surrounding her health.

“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,” she began.

“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. 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.

“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.

“At this time, I am also thinking of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer. For everyone facing this disease, in whatever form, please do not lose faith or hope. You are not alone.”

After revealing her cancer diagnosis to the public, Princess Catherine has been overwhelmed with messages of love and support from across the globe, a sentiment both she and Prince William deeply appreciate.

Members of the public and world leaders were quick to offer their support, best wishes, and hopes for a speedy recovery, demonstrating the love and admiration felt for Princess Catherine around the world.

Following the flood of supportive messages, the Prince and Princess of Wales expressed their profound gratitude for the heartfelt response from the public, extending their thanks for the outpouring of kindness.

“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,” a spokesperson for Kensington Palace revealed.

“They 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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