Sarah Ferguson offers ‘thoughts and prayers’ to Princess Catherine amid cancer battle

Mar 27, 2024
Amid Princess Catherine's cancer journey, she finds solace in knowing she's not alone. Supported by her family and empathetic figures like Sarah Ferguson.  Source: Getty Images.

In a heartfelt gesture of solidarity, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has reached out to Princess Catherine with words of support and empathy as she bravely confronts her cancer diagnosis.

In a message delivered to social media, Ferguson, who herself has battled both skin cancer and breast cancer in the past, expressed her admiration for Catherine while offering her “thoughts and prayers” during this trying time.

“All my thoughts and prayers are with the Princess of Wales as she starts her treatment,” she said.

“I know she will be surrounded by the love of her family and everyone is praying for the best outcome.

“As someone who has faced their own battles with cancer in recent months, I am full of admiration for the way she has spoken publicly about her diagnosis and know it will do a tremendous amount of good to raise awareness.

“I hope she will now be given the time, space and privacy to heal.”

Following her triumphant recovery from breast cancer, Ferguson encountered another health obstacle of her own recently when she received the diagnosis of a malignant melanoma.

The Duchess of York was delivered the unfortunate news after she had multiple moles removed and analysed when she underwent reconstructive surgery following her mastectomy, with one mole found to be cancerous. Fortunately, Ferguson was recently given the all-clear by doctors that the cancer had not spread

The recent disclosure of Princess Catherine’s battle with cancer adds to the challenges facing the Royal Family, particularly after King Charles’s recent cancer diagnosis. Initially hospitalised for a procedure related to a benign enlarged prostate, further medical assessments unveiled an unrelated cancer issue.

In a poignant video message, Princess Catherine bravely shared insights into her health journey while addressing speculations surrounding her well-being.

“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.

Acknowledging the challenging time her family has faced, Catherine shared the shock of discovering cancer following what was initially thought to be a non-cancerous condition. She detailed her ongoing treatment plan, including preventative chemotherapy, and stressed the importance of privacy for her family during this period.

Catherine’s message concluded with words of encouragement for others facing cancer, urging them not to lose hope and emphasising the importance of faith and support. As she focuses on her recovery, she expressed gratitude for the love and support received from her husband, William, and from well-wishers around the world.

As Princess Catherine navigates her cancer journey, she can find solace in the knowledge that she is not alone, with a network of support extending from her family to empathetic individuals like Sarah Ferguson, who understand the challenges she faces.

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