Do we know if Kate Middleton has ovarian cancer?

The British Royal family has faced a series of unfortunate events in recent years. Following the passing of the Queen, they were hit with more devastating news: both Kate Middleton and her father-in-law, King Charles III, revealed cancer diagnoses in close succession. While King Charles III shared some details about his condition, the Princess of Wales has chosen to keep her diagnosis private.

This secrecy has fueled endless speculation, even as Kate made a public appearance that only sparked more rumors. Many are still curious about the type of cancer she is battling.


Middleton’s diagnosis came earlier this year, which she announced via a video message. She explained that the cancer was discovered following abdominal surgery and that, like King Charles III, she’s undergoing preventative chemotherapy.

“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,” Kate said in the video message. This announcement came after months of speculation about her health and rumors that she was photoshopping her images to appear healthy.

On June 14, she provided a rare update, revealing that she is continuing with chemotherapy and has “a few more months” to go. She expressed optimism, stating she’s making “good progress.”

She acknowledged the difficulty of her journey but was “blown away” by the support she received. She indicated a gradual return to public life: “I’m looking forward to attending The King’s Birthday Parade this weekend with my family and hope to join a few public engagements over the summer, but equally knowing I am not out of the woods yet.”

It’s important to note that neither Princess Kate nor Kensington Palace have disclosed the type of cancer she’s facing. However, Dr. George Crawford, a surgeon who spoke to TMZ, speculated that she might have either uterine or ovarian cancer.

Dr. Crawford explained that these cancers are often discovered during surgeries for cysts or fibroids. These procedures are typically routine, and cancer is usually identified when a mass is sent for evaluation.

“I’m guessing what probably happened is they were doing just that—assuming they were removing just a cyst or removing her uterus for something benign, [and] when they sent it for evaluation, it came back [as having] cancer,” he said.

He also mentioned that it takes four to six weeks to recover from such surgery before starting chemotherapy.

For now, details about her cancer remain shrouded in mystery, much like the trajectory of her treatment and the speculation surrounding photoshopped images when Kate appears healthy enough to take new pictures with her children.