Kate Middleton reveals cancer diagnosis and gives chemotherapy update

The Princess of Wales is being treated for cancer, she announced tonight in a video message.

The future queen is currently undergoing a course of chemotherapy that started in February, Kensington Palace announced. Kate, 42, was admitted to hospital on January 16 for “major abdominal surgery”, which has been confirmed as successful.

At the time of her operation it was thought that her condition was non-cancerous, as no tests had confirmed the presence of cancer.

However, post-operative tests confirmed that cancer had been present