Sarah Ferguson praises ‘brave’ Princess Catherine as she continues her cancer battle

Jun 06, 2024
"The lovely Princess Catherine doing the video was so brave." Source: Getty Images.

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, took the opportunity during a recent appearance on Good Morning Britain to praise “the lovely Princess Catherine” as she undergoes treatment for cancer.

Earlier this year, royal watchers, who were already grappling with King Charles’ cancer diagnosis, were stunned by Princess Catherine’s revelation in an emotional video message that she too was undergoing cancer treatment.

While discussing what has been a difficult time for the Royal Family, Ferguson was asked how both the King and the Princess of Wales have been handling their respective health battles.

“Well, I mean this is what’s so amazing,” Ferguson began.

“I am so, so proud of the King going to CRUCK, the Cancer Research UK, and becoming the royal patron and going out there and talking to all these people.

“It gives everybody that wonderful feeling that they are being listened to, and I thought that was very brave of him to do that.”

Ferguson also spoke fondly of Catherine, commending her for sharing her health battle openly with the public.

“The lovely Princess Catherine doing the video was so brave,” Ferguson said.

“I think family unity is an extraordinary thing and I’m honestly just so proud and I just send them lots of love and lots of support.”

Ferguson recently opened up about her battle with skin cancer in an interview with Hello! magazine, offering an update on her health journey while acknowledging the value of her “exceptional” family in helping her overcome her health hurdles.

“I have to be checked regularly and I have to put cream on my face to get out past sun damage, which means big blisters on my face, chest and hands for three weeks,” she explained to the publication.

“But I’m not doing immunotherapy, taking any drugs or doing chemotherapy, for which I’m very grateful.

“I have the most exceptional family and I have an extraordinarily great team and I have an enormous ability to turn to joy.”

Despite the difficulty of her cancer diagnosis, Ferguson revealed that it had given her “a swift kick in the butt” and has inspired her to live life to the fullest.

“I think it woke me up,” she said.

“It gave me a swift kick in the butt and told me: ‘Right, are you going to start living now, at 64, or are you going to keep on not quite living? ‘You don’t have to be what everyone wants you to be: just be yourself.”

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