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Queen Camilla reveals how Kate Middleton feels after cancer diagnosis announcement

Kate Middleton Queen Camilla
Kate Middleton Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla has addressed Kate Middleton’s cancer diagnosis for the first time.

The monarch, 76, was out and about during a visit to the Shrewsbury Farmers Market in the United Kingdom on Wednesday.

She gushed over the sweet messages of love that her stepdaughter-in-law has received since announcing her health news on Friday.

Queen Camilla held onto a sign that sent well-wishes for Middleton. via REUTERS
Queen Camilla held onto a sign that sent well-wishes for Middleton. via REUTERS

Middleton, 42, released a video statement on social media on March 22, revealing that she was undergoing preventive chemotherapy following medical tests that found the disease.

“I know that Catherine is thrilled by all the kind wishes and support,Camilla told the crowd who came out to see her during the royal engagement.

Young fans even held up colorful signs for the Princess of Wales, with Camilla saying: “I shall send these on to Catherine. She will be thrilled!”

She also held up one poster that read “send love to Kate,” and was given a rose by one onlooker.

In her heartfelt clip, Middleton explained that after the “successful” abdominal surgery she had in January, doctors found cancer cells present in her body.

On Friday, the Princess of Wales revealed she was diagnosed with cancer. Bav Media/Shutterstock
On Friday, the Princess of Wales revealed she was diagnosed with cancer. Bav Media/Shutterstock

“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,” she said.

The Duchess of Cambridge didn’t say what type of illness she is suffering from, however, she is “well and getting stronger every day.”

Camilla greeted fans during her outing at a farmers market on Wednesday. AP
Camilla greeted fans during her outing at a farmers market on Wednesday. AP

“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 [my children] George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be OK,” she added.

Middleton is battling cancer at the same time as King Charles III. The sovereign revealed his own disease last month after undergoing a procedure for an enlarged prostate.

Camilla took some time off earlier this month after undertaking a plethora of events in place of her husband, 75.

William and Middleton will be spending Easter at Sandringham this year. Bav Media/Shutterstock
William and Middleton will be spending Easter at Sandringham this year. Bav Media/Shutterstock

Charles’ sister, Princess Anne, 73, and brother Prince Edward, 60, filled in for Camilla as she took some much-needed R&R.

It was announced on Tuesday that Camilla and Charles will attend Easter church service on Sunday alongside other members of the Firm.

However, William, 41, and Middleton will stay behind at Sandringham estate in Norfolk with their children, Prince George, 10, Prince Louis, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 8.