Catherine Zeta-Jones Shows Support to Princess Kate Following Cancer News

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Public figures around the world are expressing their support for Catherine, Princess of Wales, following her announcement that she has been diagnosed with cancer.

Princess Kate revealed last week that her medical team discovered the presence of cancer after she underwent abdominal surgery in January.

“The surgery was successful; however, tests after the operation found cancer had been present,” she said in a video statement. “My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of that treatment.”

Expressing her support for others affected by cancer, she continued, “We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space, and privacy while I complete my treatment. My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy, and I look forward to being back when I’m able, but for now I must focus on making a full recovery.”

Below, we’ve rounded up the reactions from celebrities and dignitaries when they heard the news.

Olivia Munn

The actor, who recently opened up about her own journey battling breast cancer, commented on Instagram, “Thank you for showing what it’s like to fight with grace and determination for yourself and for your family. Wishing you all the best. 🤍🤍🤍.”

Katie Couric

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The journalist is among the millions of users who have liked the Princess of Wales’s video statement on Instagram. Couric has spoken about her experience being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2022.

Rishi Sunak

United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak released a statement shortly after Kate’s announcement.

“The Princess of Wales has the love and support of the whole country as she continues her recovery,” the message read. “She has shown tremendous bravery with her statement today.”

Sunak also lambasted the viral public speculation about the princess’s health and whereabouts of recent weeks, adding, “She has been subjected to intense scrutiny and has been unfairly treated by certain sections of the media around the world and on social media. When it comes to matters of health, like everyone else, she must be afforded the privacy to focus on her treatment and be with her loving family.”

Justin Trudeau

Canada's Prime Minister posted a message in support of Kate to X.

“My thoughts are with the Princess of Wales, her children, and the entire Royal Family following the news of her cancer so courageously shared,” he wrote. “On behalf of Canadians, I’m sending my support as she undergoes treatment. We’re all wishing her a swift recovery.”

Billie Jean King

The tennis star reposted Kate's video on X and added the following message: “Sending our love, support, and best wishes for a full and complete recovery to Catherine, The Princess of Wales.”

Blake Lively

In the wake of Kate’s announcement, Lively apologized for a joke she made about the princess following the release of her digitally altered Mother’s Day photo—and the controversy that came with it.

The actor wrote on her Instagram Story: “I'm sure no-one cares today but I feel I have to acknowledge this. I made a silly post around the 'photoshop fails' frenzy and, oh, man, that post has me mortified today. I'm sorry. Sending love and well wishes to all, always.”

The post in question was to promote her natural sparkling soda brand, Betty Buzz. On March 13, Lively shared on Instagram a highly edited photo of herself holding a can of her soda while lounging on a beach. “I’m so excited to share this new photo I just took today to announce our 4 new @bettybuzz & @bettybooze products! Now you know why I’ve been MIA,” she wrote, referencing the Kate photo drama. The Gossip Girl alum has since deleted the post.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

The actor shared a photo of Kate on Instagram, writing in the post caption, “Wales and the World is with you ♥️ HRH Princess of Wales. Love to you always.♥️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿♥️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿.”

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