‘We love you’: Support pours in for Princess Catherine after cancer diagnosis


NEW DELHI: The world was met with somber news as Catherine, Princess of Wales, publicly revealed her battle with cancer. The announcement, which came amid rampant speculation and a notable silence from the palace, has led to an outpouring of support and well-wishes from around the globe. High-profile figures, family members, and international leaders have all voiced their support for the princess during this challenging time.
Following the Princess’s candid revelation, a wave of empathy and solidarity washed over from all corners of the earth. The royal family, already grappling with their health challenges, rallied around Catherine, expressing admiration for her bravery. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, despite their strained ties with the Royal Family, extended their wishes for Kate’s health and privacy.
Political leaders, including UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and US President Joe Biden, have also stepped forward, acknowledging the Princess’s courage and calling for respect to her privacy as she undergoes treatment. The international response underscores the widespread respect and affection for Princess Catherine, transcending political and national boundaries.
Personal and public responses
James Middleton, Kate’s brother, shared a personal tribute on social media, symbolizing the familial solidarity in the face of adversity. Meanwhile, the public’s reaction has been one of empathy and respect, mirroring the sentiments expressed by global leaders and royal family members. The intense public and media scrutiny that once fueled speculative narratives around her health has been quelled, replaced by a collective wish for her speedy recovery.
Britain’s head of state and other members of the Royal Family said:
“His Majesty is ‘so proud of Catherine for her courage in speaking as she did’. Following their time in hospital together, HM has ‘remained in the closest contact with his beloved daughter-in-law throughout the past weeks.’ Both Their Majesties will continue to offer their love and support to the whole family through this difficult time.”
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex:
“We wish health and healing for Kate and the family, and hope they are able to do so privately and in peace.”
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak commented:
“The Princess of Wales has the love and support of the whole country as she continues her recovery. She has shown tremendous bravery with her statement today.”
US President Joe Biden and the First Lady shared their thoughts:
“Jill and I join millions around the world in praying for your full recovery, Princess Kate.”
The US first lady had posted her own well-wishes earlier: “You are brave, and we love you.”
French President Emmanuel Macron: “Your Highness, In this difficult period you are going through, Brigitte and I wish you a full recovery. Your strength and resilience inspire us all.”
This unified front from global figures, political leaders, and the public serves as a testament to the Princess’s impactful presence on the world stage, as well as the universal human response to a fight against illness. The message is clear: Princess Catherine is not alone in her battle, as wishes for her health and privacy echo around the globe.
(With inputs from agencies)


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