LIVE: Kate Middleton diagnosed with cancer, undergoing chemotherapy

ABC News
22 Mar 202476:16

Summary

TLDRPrincess Catherine of Wales has bravely revealed her battle with cancer, announcing she is in the early stages of preventative chemotherapy. The diagnosis came as a shock after January's abdominal surgery, initially thought to be non-cancerous. The Princess has requested privacy as she focuses on recovery and family, expressing gratitude for the support she has received and offering comfort to others facing the disease.

Takeaways

  • ๐ŸŒŸ Princess Catherine of Wales reveals her personal health battle with cancer.
  • ๐Ÿฅ She underwent major abdominal surgery in January, initially thought to be non-cancerous.
  • ๐Ÿงฌ Tests after the operation found the presence of cancer, leading to the current diagnosis.
  • ๐Ÿ’Š Princess Catherine is now in the early stages of preventative chemotherapy.
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ The diagnosis came as a huge shock to both her and Prince William, and the royal family.
  • ๐ŸŽฅ Princess Catherine released a video statement addressing her health condition and thanking the public for their support.
  • ๐Ÿค— She expressed gratitude for her medical team and the love and support she has received from many.
  • ๐Ÿ•’ It took time for the royal family to explain the situation to their three young children appropriately.
  • ๐Ÿก The royal family is asking for privacy during this challenging time.
  • ๐Ÿ’ผ Princess Catherine looks forward to returning to her work and public duties when she is able.
  • ๐ŸŒ The news has been met with shock and concern globally, with many expressing support and well-wishes for the Princess.

Q & A

  • What health issue has Princess Catherine revealed?

    -Princess Catherine has revealed that she is being treated for cancer.

  • When did Princess Catherine undergo abdominal surgery?

    -Princess Catherine underwent major abdominal surgery in January.

  • What was the initial belief about Princess Catherine's condition after the surgery?

    -After the surgery, it was initially thought that her condition was non-cancerous.

  • What did tests after the operation reveal?

    -Tests after the operation revealed the presence of cancer.

  • What type of treatment is Princess Catherine undergoing?

    -Princess Catherine is undergoing a course of preventative chemotherapy.

  • How has this diagnosis affected the royal family?

    -The diagnosis has been a huge shock to the royal family, particularly for Princess Catherine and Prince William, and has required them to privately manage the situation for the sake of their young family.

  • What was the reason behind the delay in announcing Princess Catherine's health issue?

    -The delay in announcing her health issue was to give the royal family time to explain the situation to their children, George, Charlotte, and Louis, in an age-appropriate way and to reassure them.

  • How has the public and media reacted to Princess Catherine's health announcement?

    -The public and media have been shocked by the announcement, and there has been an outpouring of support and well-wishes for her recovery. The Prime Minister of the UK, Rishi Sunak, acknowledged her bravery and called for privacy during this difficult time.

  • What does 'preventative chemotherapy' mean in this context?

    -In this context, 'preventative chemotherapy' likely means treatment intended to prevent the cancer from returning or to eliminate any residual cancer cells after the initial surgery.

  • What is the role of the royal family in providing continuity and stability?

    -The royal family provides a sense of continuity and stability, especially in times of illness or crisis, by maintaining their public duties and presence, which is crucial for the British people and the monarchy's image.

  • How has Princess Catherine's approach to sharing her health battle been?

    -Princess Catherine has chosen to share her health battle in a very personal and direct manner, through a videotaped statement, where she expressed her gratitude for support, explained her situation, and asked for privacy.

Outlines

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๐ŸŒŸ Princess Catherine's Health Battle Revelation

Princess Catherine of Wales has disclosed her personal health struggle with cancer. She underwent major abdominal surgery in January, initially thought to be non-cancerous, but tests later revealed the presence of cancer. She is now in the early stages of preventative chemotherapy, a treatment she began in late February. The Princess has been recovering and taking time to explain her condition to her three young children, ensuring them she will be okay. She has asked for privacy during this time and looks forward to returning to her work once she has made a full recovery.

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๐ŸŒŸ Public Reaction and Support for Princess Catherine

The news of Princess Catherine's cancer diagnosis has come as a shock to the public, both in the UK and around the world. The country is in need of time to process this unexpected news. The outpouring of support for the Princess has been immense, with people expressing their shock and offering their well-wishes. The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has also released a statement expressing the whole country's love and support for the Princess of Wales during this incredibly difficult time.

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๐ŸŒŸ The Royal Family's Unprecedented Health Challenges

The Royal Family is facing an extraordinary situation with both King Charles and Princess Catherine undergoing treatment for different forms of cancer. This unprecedented situation has destabilizing effects on the monarchy, which is built on continuity. The King and Princess Catherine have both had to halt their public duties to focus on their health and family, leading to a slimmed-down royal family and increased responsibilities on the remaining active members.

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๐ŸŒŸ Princess Catherine's Courageous Public Address

Princess Catherine has directly addressed the public with a personal video message, revealing her cancer diagnosis and treatment. She has chosen this method to combat the speculation and conspiracy theories that have been circulating. The video allows her to control the narrative and communicate her situation on her own terms. Her message is one of courage, strength, and a plea for privacy as she focuses on her recovery and family.

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๐ŸŒŸ The Impact on Royal Family Duties and Public Appearances

The diagnosis means that Princess Catherine will likely not be seen in public for several months as she focuses on her recovery and treatment. This will impact the royal family's public appearances and duties, which they have been trying to maintain despite the reduced number of working royals. The King, despite his own health challenges, is continuing to carry out his duties, showing the importance of the monarchy's role in providing continuity and stability.

Mindmap

Keywords

๐Ÿ’กPrincess Katherine

Princess Katherine, also known as Kate Middleton, is the Princess of Wales and the wife of Prince William. In the video, she reveals her personal battle with cancer, which has been a significant shock to the public and the royal family.

๐Ÿ’กCancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis refers to the identification of cancer in a person through medical tests and examinations. In the context of the video, Princess Katherine discloses that she has been diagnosed with cancer after undergoing abdominal surgery.

๐Ÿ’กPreventative Chemotherapy

Preventative chemotherapy is a type of treatment used to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence after primary treatment, such as surgery. It aims to eliminate any potential remaining cancer cells to prevent future problems.

๐Ÿ’กAbdominal Surgery

Abdominal surgery refers to any surgical procedure that involves the abdomen, which is the part of the body between the chest and pelvis. In the video, it is mentioned that Princess Katherine underwent major abdominal surgery in January, where the cancer was discovered post-operation.

๐Ÿ’กRoyal Family

The royal family refers to the immediate family of a reigning monarch, their children, and sometimes extended members. In this context, the royal family includes Princess Katherine, Prince William, their children, and other members who are affected by the recent health developments.

๐Ÿ’กGlobal Concern

Global concern refers to widespread worry or interest from people around the world. In the video, the announcement of Princess Katherine's health condition has garnered global concern, highlighting the international interest in the well-being of the royal family.

๐Ÿ’กPersonal Health Battle

A personal health battle refers to an individual's struggle with a health issue, often requiring medical treatment and lifestyle adjustments. In the video, Princess Katherine's personal health battle is her fight against cancer, which she has kept private until her recent announcement.

๐Ÿ’กMedical Team

A medical team is a group of healthcare professionals who work together to provide care for a patient. In the context of the video, Princess Katherine expresses her gratitude for her medical team, who have been managing her cancer treatment.

๐Ÿ’กFamily Privacy

Family privacy refers to the protection of personal and sensitive information about one's family life from public scrutiny. In the video, Princess Katherine asks for privacy for her family as they navigate her health challenges.

๐Ÿ’กPublic Support

Public support refers to the encouragement and backing received from the general population, often in response to a challenging situation. In the video, Princess Katherine acknowledges the wonderful messages of support she has received from the public during her health battle.

๐Ÿ’กMind-Body Connection

The mind-body connection refers to the interaction between mental and physical processes, and how one can influence the other. In the context of the video, Princess Katherine emphasizes the importance of focusing on her mental, physical, and spiritual well-being as part of her recovery process.

Highlights

Princess Catherine reveals personal health battle with cancer in a video statement.

The Princess of Wales underwent major abdominal surgery in January, initially thought to be non-cancerous.

Tests after the operation found the presence of cancer, leading to the current preventative chemotherapy treatment.

Princess Catherine describes the diagnosis as a 'huge shock' to both her and Prince William.

The royal family has been deliberating on how to explain the situation to their three young children.

Princess Catherine expresses gratitude for the fantastic medical team and the support from the public.

The Princess calls for privacy as she focuses on making a full recovery.

Princess Catherine's statement is a rare personal address to the public, showing vulnerability and strength.

The timing of the announcement is strategic to protect the royal children from media scrutiny during their school break.

The King and Princess Catherine were both in the hospital for surgery around the same time, with the King also being treated for cancer.

The King releases a statement expressing pride in Catherine's courage and promising continued support to the family.

The Prime Minister of the UK, Rishi Sunak, acknowledges Princess Catherine's bravery and calls for respect for her privacy.

The announcement ends speculation about Princess Catherine's health and her public absence.

The public and media reaction to the news is one of shock and empathy for the royal family.

The type of cancer Princess Catherine is treating is not disclosed, respecting her privacy.

Preventative chemotherapy suggests a focus on ensuring no cancer cells remain after surgery.

The royal family faces an unprecedented situation with both the King and Princess of Wales undergoing cancer treatment.

Princess Catherine's message of strength and hope is expected to resonate with millions battling cancer worldwide.

The announcement may impact the royal family's public duties and engagements in the coming months.

Transcripts

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THIS IS AN ABC NEWS SPECIAL

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REPORT NOW REPORTING.

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DAVID MUIR.

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GOOD AFTERNOON.

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WE'RE COMING ON THE AIR BECAUSE

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MOMENTS AGO AMID GLOBAL CONCERN

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AND SPECULATION, PRINCESS

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KATHERINE HAS NOW REVEALED

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HER PERSONAL HEALTH BATTLE

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AND WHY SHE KEPT IT SECRET.

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THE PRINCESS OF WALES RELEASING

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A VIDEO A SHORT TIME AGO

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SHARING SHE IS BEING TREATED

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CANCER.

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SHE SAYS SHE UNDERWENT MAJOR

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ABDOMINAL SURGERY IN JANUARY

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REPORTED AT THE TIME, AND SHE

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SAYS THAT AT THE TIME, HER

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DOCTORS THOUGHT HER CONDITION

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WAS NON-CANCEROUS. AFTER THE

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OPERATION, TESTS SHOWED THERE

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WAS CANCER PRESENT, AND THE

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PRINCESS SAYS THE SURGERY WAS A

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SUCCESS THAT SHE'S NOW

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UNDERGOING PREVENTATIVE

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CHEMOTHERAPY. SHE CALLS THE

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DIAGNOSIS A HUGE SHOCK, IN HER

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WORDS, TO BOTH HER AND PRINCE

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WILLIAM. CATHERINE ALSO

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REVEALING IT HAS TAKEN TIME FOR

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HER TO COME FORWARD BECAUSE SHE

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FIRST WANTED TO EXPLAIN THE

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CONDITION TO THEIR THREE YOUNG

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CHILDREN AND LET THEM KNOW SHE'S

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GOING TO BE OKAY. HERE'S

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PRINCESS CATHERINE IN A RECORDED

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STATEMENT RELEASED JUST MOMENTS

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AGO BY THE ROYAL FAMILY.

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>> A DESTINY FOR ALL THE

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WONDERFUL MESSAGES OF SUPPORT

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AND FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

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WHILST I'VE BEEN RECOVERING FROM

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SURGERY. IT HAS BEEN AN

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INCREDIBLY TOUGH COUPLE OF

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MONTHS FOR OUR ENTIRE FAMILY,

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BUT I'VE HAD A FANTASTIC MEDICAL

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TEAM WHO HAVE TAKEN GREAT CARE

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OF ME FOR WHICH I'M SO GRATEFUL.

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IN JANUARY, I UNDERWENT MAJOR

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ABDOMINAL SURGERY IN LONDON AND

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AT THE TIME IT WAS THOUGHT THAT

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MY CONDITION WAS NON-CANCEROUS.

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THE SURGERY WAS SUCCESSFUL,

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HOWEVER, TESTS AFTER THE

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OPERATION FOUND CANCER HAD BEEN

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PRESENT. MY MEDICAL TEAM

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THEREFORE ADVISED THAT I SHOULD

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UNDERGO A COURSE OF PREVENTATIVE

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CHEMOTHERAPY, AND I'M NOW IN THE

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EARLY STAGES OF THAT TREATMENT.

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THIS, OF COURSE, CAME AS A HUGE

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SHOCK, AND WILLIAM AND I HAVE

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BEEN DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO

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PROCESS AND MANAGE THIS

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PRIVATELY FOR THE SAKE OF OUR

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YOUNG FAMILY. AS YOU CAN

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IMAGINE, THIS HAS TAKEN TIME. IT

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HAS TAKEN ME TIME TO RECOVER

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FROM MAJOR SURGERY IN ORDER TO

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START MY TREATMENT. BUT MOST

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IMPORTANTLY, IT HAS TAKEN US

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TIME TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING TO

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GEORGE, CHARLOTTE AND LOUIS IN A

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WAY THAT'S APPROPRIATE FOR THEM.

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AND TO REASSURE THEM THAT I'M

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GOING TO BE OKAY. AS I'VE SAID

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TO THEM, I AM WELL AND GETTING

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STRONGER EVERY DAY BY FOCUSING

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ON THE THINGS THAT WILL HELP ME

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HEAL IN MY MIND, BODY AND

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SPIRITS. HAVING WILLIAM BY MY

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SIDE IS A GREAT SOURCE OF

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COMFORT AND REASSURANCE TOO, AS

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IS THE LOVE, SUPPORT AND

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KINDNESS THAT HAS BEEN SHOWN BY

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SO MANY OF YOU. IT MEANS SO MUCH

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TO US BOTH. WE HOPE THAT YOU'LL

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UNDERSTAND THAT AS A FAMILY, WE

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NOW NEED SOME TIME, SPACE, AND

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PRIVACY. WHILE I COMPLETE MY

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TREATMENT. MY WORK HAS ALWAYS

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BROUGHT ME A DEEP SENSE OF JOY,

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AND I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING BACK

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WHEN I'M ABLE. BUT FOR NOW, I

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MUST FOCUS ON MAKING A FULL

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RECOVERY. AT THIS TIME, I'M ALSO

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THINKING OF ALL THOSE WHOSE

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LIVES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY

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CANCER. FOR EVERYONE FACING THIS

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DISEASE, IN WHATEVER FORM,

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PLEASE DO NOT LOSE FAITH OR

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HOPE. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

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>> THE STATEMENT FROM PRINCESS

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CATHERINE FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE

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JUST MOMENTS AGO, AN

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EXTRAORDINARILY RAW AND PERSONAL

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STATEMENT FROM THE PRINCESS

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HERSELF, TALKING ABOUT HOW SHE

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IS NOW UNDERGOING PREVENTATIVE

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CHEMOTHERAPY FOR CANCER THAT WAS

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DISCOVERED IN TESTS THAT

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FOLLOWED THAT ABDOMINAL SURGERY

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THAT WE REPORTED BACK IN

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JANUARY. AS YOU KNOW, BACK IN

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JANUARY, BUCKINGHAM PALACE ONLY

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REVEALED THAT SHE WAS UNDERGOING

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THAT SURGERY, WAS NOT EXPECTED

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TO RESUME ROYAL DUTIES UNTIL

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AROUND EASTER. SHE WAS MOSTLY

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OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE, APPEARING

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WITH PRINCE WILLIAM AT A FARM IN

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WINDSOR JUST A FEW DAYS AGO.

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THERE WAS VIDEO OF THAT SEEN

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AROUND THE WORLD. A MOTHER'S DAY

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PHOTO OF PRINCESS CATHERINE AND

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HER CHILDREN, RAISING QUESTIONS

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WHEN IT WAS LEARNED THAT THE

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PHOTO WAS DIGITALLY ALTERED.

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CATHERINE UNDERGOING SURGERY AT

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THE SAME TIME AND AT THE SAME

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FACILITY AS KING CHARLES, WHO

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REVEALED HE WAS BEING TREATED

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FOR A PROSTATE ISSUE. THE PALACE

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LATER INFORMING THE PUBLIC THAT

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HE HAS CANCER AND IS BEING

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TREATED FOR THAT. THEY HAVE NOT

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SPECIFIED WHICH TYPE. LET'S

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STICK TO PRINCESS CATHERINE FOR

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NOW. I WANT TO BRING IN MAGGIE.

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MAGGIE RULLI OUTSIDE BUCKINGHAM

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PALACE IN LONDON. MAGGIE, WHAT

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MORE HAVE WE LEARNED?

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>> HI, DAVID. I THINK RIGHT NOW

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PEOPLE ARE JUST STILL IN SHOCK

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FROM THIS NEWS. YOU KNOW, EVEN

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CATHERINE USED THAT WORD. THIS

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IS SHOCKING. WE HAVE BEEN

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FOLLOWING THIS STORY FOR WEEKS

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NOW. WE'VE SEEN THIS GLOBAL

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CONCERN FOR HER HEALTH, BUT IT

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REALLY FEELS AS ALMOST NO ONE

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FELT THAT THIS WAS THE

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DIAGNOSIS, A CANCER DIAGNOSIS

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FOR PRINCESS CATHERINE. I THINK

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RIGHT NOW PEOPLE DO HAVE A LOT

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OF QUESTIONS. PEOPLE ASK

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KENSINGTON PALACE WHAT KIND OF

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CANCER, WHAT STAGE OF CANCER.

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RIGHT NOW THEY ARE SAYING THIS

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IS A PRIVATE MATTER AND IT'S

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GOING TO STAY THAT WAY. I THINK

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FOR ME, WHAT'S ALSO SO SHOCKING

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IS THINKING OF KATE RIGHT NOW.

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SHE'S SO YOUNG, 42 YEARS OLD, A

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MOM TO THREE YOUNG KIDS. SHE

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TALKS ABOUT THEM IN THAT

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PERSONAL VIDEO OF GIVING THEM

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TIME TO PROCESS THIS. SHE'S BEEN

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IN RELATIVELY GOOD HEALTH. SHE'S

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ATHLETIC. I THINK, AGAIN,

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HEARING THIS NEWS, THE COUNTRY

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IS GOING TO NEED TIME TO PROCESS

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THIS. RIGHT NOW. IT'S REALLY

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FLOORING PEOPLE.

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>> MAGGIE RULLI RIGHT THERE

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OUTSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE.

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MAGGIE THANK YOU. I WANT TO

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BRING IN OUR ROYAL CONTRIBUTOR,

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VICTORIA MURPHY AS WELL. AND

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VICTORIA, YOU'VE LEARNED MORE

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ABOUT WHY THE TIMING HAS BEEN AS

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SUCH, LEARNING NOW, THE PEOPLE

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OF THE U.K. AND CERTAINLY AROUND

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THE WORLD, LISTENING TO THIS

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MESSAGE FROM PRINCESS CATHERINE,

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YOU HEARD HER REFERENCE THERE.

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SHE NEEDED TIME TO EXPLAIN THIS

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TO THEIR CHILDREN. BUT AN

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EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT. AND IN

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FACT, I CAN'T REMEMBER ONE LIKE

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THIS FROM THE ROYAL FAMILY.

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>> NO, EXACTLY. AND NEITHER CAN

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I. AND NOW WE HAVE A SITUATION

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WHERE WE HAVE BOTH THE KING AND

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THE PRINCESS OF WALES BEING

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TREATED FOR UNDISCLOSED FORMS OF

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CANCER. IT REALLY IS

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UNPRECEDENTED. AND IT DOES HAVE

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THAT VERY DESTABILIZING EFFECT.

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DAVID. I MEAN, I WAS IN A CALL

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WITH KENSINGTON PALACE EARLIER

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ON TODAY WHERE THIS WAS LAID OUT

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FOR US, AND IT WAS EXPLAINED TO

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US AND AS MAGGIE SAID, THE

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OVERRIDING SENTIMENT THERE WAS

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JUST COMPLETE SHOCK THAT THIS IS

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WHAT WE ARE HEARING AND SOME OF

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THE THINGS THAT THEY WERE VERY

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KEEN TO GET ACROSS. ONE WAS THAT

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THIS DECISION TO ANNOUNCE THIS

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IS NOT SOME KIND OF REACTION TO

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THESE CONSPIRACY THEORIES THAT

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HAVE BEEN SWIRLING. THIS IS

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ABOUT THE PRINCESS DECIDING IN

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HER OWN TIME TO ANNOUNCE THIS IN

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THE WAY THAT WAS BEST FOR HER

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AND HER FAMILY. AND I THINK IT

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WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO HER TO DO

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THAT. IN HER OWN WORDS, IN A

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VIDEO MESSAGE, TO TALK DIRECTLY

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TO THE PUBLIC WHO HAS BEEN SO

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INTERESTED AND SO KEEN TO KNOW

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HOW SHE IS DOING AND TO TELL

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THEM. AND THE OTHER THING THAT I

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REALLY FELT CAME ACROSS DAVID,

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WAS HOW SO MUCH OF THE DECISIONS

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THAT THEY HAVE MADE IN THE PAST

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FEW WEEKS HAVE REALLY BEEN ABOUT

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FOCUSING ON THEIR CHILDREN AND

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PUTTING THEIR CHILDREN FIRST,

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AND EVEN THE TIMING OF THIS

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ANNOUNCEMENT REALLY IS ALL

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ABOUT, I THINK, PROTECTING THE

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CHILDREN BECAUSE THEIR CHILDREN,

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GEORGE, CHARLOTTE AND LOUIS HAVE

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JUST BROKEN UP FOR THEIR EASTER

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HOLIDAYS THERE. SO THEY'RE NOW

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ABLE TO TAKE THE CHILDREN AWAY

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FROM THEIR SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

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AND KEEP THEM IN A BUBBLE WITH

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THEM AND REALLY PROTECT THEM

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FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD. WHILE

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THIS NEWS AND WHILE THIS

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REACTION OFTEN HITS THE REST OF

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THE WORLD, AND WHILE PEOPLE ARE

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TALKING ABOUT IT, THE INFERENCE

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THERE THAT WE GOT FROM THAT

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DISCUSSION THAT WE HAD WITH

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KENSINGTON PALACE WAS THAT IT

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TOOK THEM SOME TIME TO TELL THE

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CHILDREN. IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE

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THE CHILDREN WERE TOLD STRAIGHT

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AWAY, BUT THEY ARE NOT GIVING US

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LOTS OF SPECIFIC INFORMATION

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ABOUT WHAT HAS GONE ON BEHIND

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THE SCENES, BECAUSE THEY ARE

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ALSO TRYING TO MAINTAIN THEIR

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PRIVACY.

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>> VICTORIA, I WOULD ALSO

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IMAGINE AND I'M ASSUMING THIS

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FROM THE TIMING OF THIS IN

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MENTIONING THAT THE CHILDREN ARE

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HOME NOW FOR THE EASTER BREAK.

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THEY WON'T BE SURROUNDED BY

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OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE, OTHER FOLKS

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WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO ASK

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QUESTIONS AT SCHOOL AND

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ELSEWHERE THAT THIS WILL BE A

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TIME FOR THE FAMILY AND A

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SOMEWHAT PROTECTED TIME ALSO

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WOULD EXPLAIN WHY THERE'S BEEN

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THIS SORT OF TIME FRAME IN

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WAITING TO TELL THE PUBLIC, AND

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I THINK THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT.

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>> I THINK THAT IS EXACTLY IT.

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SHE HAS BEEN PROCESSING THIS

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INFORMATION. SHE'S BEEN

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DISCUSSING IT WITH HER HUSBAND,

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AND THEY'VE BEEN CONSIDERING HOW

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TO TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN ABOUT

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IT, BEARING IN MIND THAT THEIR

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CHILDREN GO TO SCHOOL, THEY GO

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TO SCHOOL WITH OTHER CHILDREN,

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THEY INTERACT WITH OTHER

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CHILDREN, EVEN THINGS LIKE

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TELLING THEIR CHILDREN SOMETHING

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LIKE THIS AND THEN ASKING THEM

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NOT TO TALK TO ANYONE ABOUT IT

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IS A DIFFICULT THING TO DO. SO

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ALL OF THESE THINGS WILL HAVE

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BEEN GOING ON IN THEIR MINDS,

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AND I THINK THE TIMING OF THIS

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ANNOUNCEMENT IS ABOUT THE FACT

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THAT THEY CAN NOW TAKE THEIR

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CHILDREN AWAY FROM THE OUTSIDE

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WORLD. THEY'RE GOING TO BE

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HAVING TIME AS A FAMILY. AND

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WE'VE BEEN TOLD THAT NOT TO

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EXPECT TO SEE THEM APPEAR AT

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THAT EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE. AND

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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT ALSO ANSWERS

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THAT QUESTION THAT HAD SORT OF

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BEEN BUBBLING UP RECENTLY. WHEN

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ARE WE GOING TO SEE HER NEXT?

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BECAUSE OF COURSE, THERE WAS A

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VIDEO OF HER SEEN WALKING,

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LOOKING WELL, LOOKING IN GOOD

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SPIRITS. AND SO PEOPLE WERE

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STARTING TO ASK, WELL, WILL SHE

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BE AT THE EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE

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WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL

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FAMILY? AND SO THIS NOW ANSWERS

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THAT QUESTION AND GIVES US A LOT

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MORE CONTEXT FOR UNDERSTANDING

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WHY THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE

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THERE AS A FAMILY.

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>> VICTORIA MURPHY, WITH US HERE

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AS WE REPORT THE BREAKING NEWS

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FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE. PRINCESS

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CATHERINE REVEALING A SHORT TIME

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AGO THAT SHE IS UNDERGOING

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PREVENTATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY FOR

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CANCER. VICTORIA. THANK YOU. I

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WANT TO BRING IN DOCTOR DARIAN

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SUTTON, WHO'S WITH ME HERE ON

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THE DESK IN NEW YORK. AND IT'S

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REALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO SPECULATE

09:12

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE, AT LEAST

09:14

FROM A MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE,

09:15

BECAUSE WHEN YOU WHEN YOU HEAR

09:17

PREVENTATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY, THIS

09:18

REALLY COULD BE A CATEGORY FOR A

09:20

NUMBER OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF

09:22

CANCER.

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>> ABSOLUTELY, DAVID. SO WHEN

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YOU TALK ABOUT PREVENTATIVE

09:24

CHEMOTHERAPY, IT REALLY DEPENDS

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ON WHAT TYPE OF CANCER WE'RE

09:27

TALKING ABOUT. IT CAN BE

09:28

DIFFERENT FROM ONE PATIENT TO

09:29

ANOTHER. THE MAIN GOALS OF

09:31

PREVENTATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY

09:31

COMMONLY WHEN THEY'RE USED IN

09:33

THE WORLD OF ONCOLOGY, IS NUMBER

09:34

ONE, TO PREVENT THE RISK OF

09:36

RECURRENCE. AND THEN IN CERTAIN

09:38

CASES, THE SURGEON OR THE

09:39

ONCOLOGIST MIGHT BE CONCERNED

09:41

THAT THERE ARE RESIDUAL CANCER

09:42

CELLS THERE. AND AGAIN, THAT

09:43

GOAL OF THAT PREVENTATIVE

09:45

CHEMOTHERAPY IS TO PREVENT THOSE

09:46

CANCER CELLS FROM BECOMING A

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PROBLEM IN THE FUTURE.

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>> SO THAT'S SORT OF TWO

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DIFFERENT CATEGORIES. THERE

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COULD BE A SITUATION WHERE THE

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CANCER THEY BELIEVE IS OUT, BUT

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THAT THEY WOULD PRESCRIBE

09:55

PREVENTATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY TO

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MAKE SURE OR TO TRY TO ENSURE IT

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DOESN'T COME BACK. THERE COULD

10:02

BE ANOTHER SCENARIO, FOR

10:03

EXAMPLE, WHERE THEY MIGHT

10:04

BELIEVE THERE COULD BE SOME

10:05

CANCER LEFT AND THEY WANT TO

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THEY WANT TO TRY TO GO AT IT

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RIGHT AWAY.

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>> AND THAT IS QUITE POSSIBLE.

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AND ALSO THE TYPE OF

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CHEMOTHERAPY IS ALSO INDICATED

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OR DICTATED BY THE TYPE OF

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CANCER WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. IN

10:15

CERTAIN CASES YOU CAN HAVE

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TARGETED CHEMOTHERAPY AND IN

10:18

OTHER CASES YOU CAN GIVE MORE

10:19

GENERAL CHEMOTHERAPY. NOW THAT'S

10:21

IMPORTANT FOR THE PATIENT TO

10:22

KNOW ABOUT JUST IN TERMS OF WHAT

10:24

TO EXPECT. AND WHEN WE HEAR

10:25

ABOUT ABDOMINAL SURGERY BACK IN

10:26

JANUARY, THIS HAD BEEN REPORTED

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AT THE TIME.

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>> IT WOULD LIKELY BE FOOLISH TO

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ASSUME THAT THIS IS ABDOMINAL

10:34

CANCER. IT COULD BE ANY NUMBER

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OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANCER

10:37

BASED ON WHAT THEY DISCOVERED

10:38

AFTERWARDS, ACCORDING TO THE

10:39

BUCKINGHAM PALACE HERE.

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>> THAT'S EXACTLY CORRECT. SO

10:41

WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT ABDOMINAL

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SURGERY AND ABDOMINAL CANCERS,

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THAT CAN INCLUDE A VARIETY OF

10:45

DIFFERENT CAUSES. WE CAN TALK

10:46

ABOUT STOMACH CANCER. WE CAN

10:48

TALK ABOUT COLON CANCER, AND WE

10:49

CAN ALSO TALK ABOUT UTERINE

10:50

CANCER AND OVARIAN CANCER. ALL

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OF THESE CANCERS AS, AS AS WELL

10:54

AS OTHER TYPES OF CANCERS CAN BE

10:55

POSSIBLE. BUT WE DO NOT KNOW

10:57

THAT INFORMATION AS WE RESPECT

10:58

HER PRIVACY, WE'RE GETTING

10:59

REACTION FROM THE PRIME MINISTER

11:00

OF THE U.K. DOCTOR DARREN

11:02

SUTTON.

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>> DARIAN, THANK YOU. I WANT TO

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BRING BACK IN MAGGIE FOR

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REACTION FROM THE PRIME