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Meghan Markle & Prince Harry React to Princess Catherine’s Cancer Diagnosis

After a shocking health diagnosis was confirmed by Princess Catherine last week, fans and friends of the Royal family have been sharing their love and thoughts with Princess Catherine. This includes Princess Catherine’s brother- and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, despite their strained relationship.

Princess Catherine at the Christmas Morning Service on December 25, 2023 in Sandringham, Norfolk | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine at the Christmas Morning Service on December 25, 2023 in Sandringham, Norfolk | Source: Getty Images

In a solemn revelation that has resonated throughout the world, Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has courageously confirmed that she is grappling with a cancer diagnosis. As she embarks on her treatment journey, the collective thoughts of a nation, and indeed fans around the world, wrap around her and her loved ones in a warm embrace of support.

Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

In the wake of this profound news, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, have publicly extended their heartfelt wishes. The couple’s statement read: “We wish health and healing for Kate and the family, and hope they are able to do so privately and in peace.” The sentiment reflects the universal desire for the Princess’s swift and peaceful recovery amidst such challenging times.

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle on a walkabout  Windsor Castle on 10th September 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle on a walkabout Windsor Castle on 10th September 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle on a walkabout  Windsor Castle on 10th September 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle on a walkabout Windsor Castle on 10th September 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle on a walkabout  Windsor Castle on 10th September 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle on a walkabout Windsor Castle on 10th September 2022 | Source: Getty Images

The Sussexes, having last shared a public moment with Princess Catherine and Prince William in Windsor following the Queen’s passing, understand the weight of such public scrutiny. With the world’s eyes perennially fixed on their every move, they too have experienced the delicate balance of private hardship under the public gaze.

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle on a walkabout  Windsor Castle on 10th September 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle on a walkabout Windsor Castle on 10th September 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle on a walkabout  Windsor Castle on 10th September 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle on a walkabout Windsor Castle on 10th September 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Although the Duke and Duchess of Sussex expressed sympathy and tender feelings toward Princess Catherine and her family, their relationship is not a close one. In fact, it has been said that Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle will never get along as friends.

Meghan Markle, Queen Camilla, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Princess Catherine, and Countess Sophie at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle, Queen Camilla, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Princess Catherine, and Countess Sophie at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle, Queen Camilla, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Princess Catherine at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle, Queen Camilla, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Princess Catherine at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Princess Catherine at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Princess Catherine at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

The fabric of the relationship between Meghan Markle and Princess Catherine has been a subject of public fascination and scrutiny. Recent reports have alluded to a potential thawing in the interactions between the two, hinting at Markle reaching out to her sister-in-law during these harrowing times. Yet, the veracity of these claims is contested by insiders and observers alike.

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle at Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle at Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine, Meghan Markle, and Pippa Middleton at Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine, Meghan Markle, and Pippa Middleton at Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle at Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle at Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle at Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle at Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Kinsey Schofield, a prominent voice within the royal commentary sphere, rejects the notion of Markle’s outreach, stating candidly, “This allegation is not true.” Schofield underscores the Princess of Wales’s current priority – her recovery and gradual return to her duties – brushing aside the likelihood of navigating what she describes as “the hurricane that is Meghan Markle.”

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Princess Catherine during during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Princess Catherine during during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Princess Catherine during during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Princess Catherine during during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Princess Catherine at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Princess Catherine at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

In a time where the royal family’s composure is under test, Prince Harry’s recent media engagements, including his TV tell-all, have cast a renewed spotlight on the family dynamics. Reports from the U.K.’s Daily Mirror suggest overtures made by the Duchess of Sussex towards the Princess of Wales and King Charles III amidst the latter’s own health concerns. Us Weekly sources echo the narrative of behind-the-scenes reconciliatory efforts, an assertion accompanied by the support Markle has expressed towards the royal family, including Princess Catherine.

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle at the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle at the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle at the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle at the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

The complexities of this familial web are intensified by the public’s appetite for reconciliation. Despite the past turbulence marked by the Sussexes’ candid interview with Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s memoir, ‘Spare,’ the public longing for unity persists. Markle’s acknowledgment of Princess Catherine as “a good person” during the interview and her plea against divisive sentiments lay the groundwork for potential harmony.

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

As news of Princess Catherine’s diagnosis disseminated, a wave of support from admirers and allies swept across social media platforms. Among them, Catherine Zeta-Jones, with the poise of a fellow compatriot, shared a heartfelt tribute to the Princess of Wales, adorned in a resplendent red ensemble. Zeta-Jones’s caption, imbued with warmth and solidarity, reads, “Wales and the World is with you ♥️ HRH Princess of Wales. Love to you always.” encapsulating the collective sentiment of love and support towards the beloved royal.

In an emblematic show of national unity, Rishi Sunak, the British Prime Minister, took to Twitter, extending a consolatory hand from the political realm to the regal. His statement, shared with millions, reinforces a nation’s regard for its Princess: “The Princess of Wales has the love and support of the whole country.” This message underscores the inextricable bond between the royals and the people they serve, particularly during times of personal hardship.

Rishi Sunak and King Charles III at Buckingham Palace, in central London, on February 21, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Rishi Sunak and King Charles III at Buckingham Palace, in central London, on February 21, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Princess Catherine’s own post about her diagnosis received many comments wishing her a speedy recovery and sending her and her family love during this difficult time in their lives. Many others have shared their favorite photos of the princess on social media in touching tributes to her.