Kensington Palace hits out at 'madness' of conspiracy theories about Princess of Wales's health

Kensington Palace hits out at 'madness' of conspiracy theories about Princess of Wales's health

Kensington Palace has said the Princess of Wales is “doing well” and spoke about the “madness of social media” after theories spread online about her health.

Official Royal channels have been reluctant to share details of Kate’s condition after she spent time in hospital at the beginning of this year for abdominal surgery.

It had previously been confirmed that the 42-year-old will withdraw from public life until around Easter time as she recovers.

But while updates have been shrouded under the cover of personal privacy, rumours have begun to circulate on Reddit, Twitter and beyond.

The rumours were stoked further when husband William pulled out of a memorial service on Tuesday over a “personal matter”.Kensington Palace has hit back at claims and released a statement on Saturday.

The statement said: “We were really clear from the start we weren’t going to provide a running commentary on the Princess of Wales’s health and only provide significant updates.

“Obviously, we’ve seen the madness of social media and that is not going to change our strategy.

“There has been much on social media but the Princess has a right to privacy and asks the public to respect that.

“We remind you of the statement in January where it was the Princess of Wales’s wish her medical information would remain private.”

The Princess of Wales is said to be recovering at Adelaide Cottage, Windsor, and the nature of the condition for which she required surgery has not been clarified but is said to be “non cancerous”.

A friend of the princess told the Mail last month: “Catherine is recovering well.

“She was looking forward to a change of scene and will be able to take it easy in Norfolk while the children let off steam with William.”

While the Queen steps up to cover appointments that the King is missing, William has been stepping up his dad duties and has been taking the couple’s three children to school.

He returned to public duties on Thursday two days after pulling out of the memorial service for the late King Constantine of Greece.

He said he was extremely concerned about soaring antisemitism in Britain during a visit to a London synagogue on Thursday.While he downed a shot with one of Wrexham AFC’s Hollywood owners Rob McElhenney during a visit to a pub a stone throw from the club’s ground on Friday.