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Kate Middleton’s cancer video announcement ‘took a lot’ for her to do: expert

It “took a lot” for Kate Middleton to overcome her “inherently shy” nature and post a video announcing her cancer diagnosis, according to a royal expert.

In a pre-recorded clip shared on March 22, the Princess of Wales revealed her health struggles to the world, saying doctors discovered her cancer during a planned abdominal operation in January.

The mother-of-three, 42, said she was now in the early stages of “preventative chemotherapy treatment”.

It “took a lot” for Kate Middleton to overcome her “inherently shy” nature and post a video announcing her cancer diagnosis, according to a royal expert. AFP via Getty Images

According to royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith, the princess came across as “sincere, dignified, composed and frank” in her speech, but it was no easy task.

“She’s inherently shy, and it took her a long time to do that,” Bedell Smith told People.

The author, who has written more than 16 books about the royal family, said Middleton’s heartfelt message echoed a similar approach to the late Queen Elizabeth II’s speaking style.

“When she ended with ‘You’re not alone,’ it rang a bell with something Queen Elizabeth would have said,” Bedell Smith explained.

“It was very similar to what Queen Elizabeth said during COVID when she said, ‘We’re all in this together.'”

The Princess of Wales, 42, revealed her cancer diagnosis to the world in a pre-recorded video message shared on March 22. P.A.

“She was aware that there were very few people who would read or watch this without knowing someone with cancer. She was aware of it,” she continued. “It was a way to reassure people not only about his condition, but also to help them have courage.”

“There was no trace of self-pity. She projected honesty. It was the right balance,” added the author of “Charles: The Misunderstood Prince.”

It is understood that Middleton decided to share the news with the world that day, as it was before she and William’s three children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5 years old, is leaving school for the Easter holidays.

The mother-of-three is now in the early stages of ‘preventative chemotherapy treatment’. Getty Images

The Post revealed Welsh “sweetened” his health concerns by breaking the news to their youngest son Louis, but had a more “difficult” conversation with George and Charlotte.

As the royal undergoes treatment, her parents, Michael, 74, and Carole Middleton, 69, are stepping in to support their grandchildren during this uncertain time.

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