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Commonwealth and world leaders share statements supporting Catherine

Following Catherine’s cancer diagnosis, world leaders from across the Commonwealth and around the world have shared messages of support for the royal.

Below is a compilation of statements that will be updated as more world leaders react.

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

“My thoughts are with the Princess of Wales, her children, and the entire Royal Family following the news of her cancer so courageously shared.

“On behalf of Canadians, I’m sending my support as she undergoes treatment. We’re all wishing her a swift recovery.”

Governor General of Canada, Mary Simon

“I wish the Princess of Wales courage and strength as she undergoes preventive treatment for cancer. My thoughts are with her and her family.”

Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese

“My thoughts, and those of Australians, are with the Princess of Wales and her family following the news of her cancer diagnosis.

“The Princess of Wales has shown extraordinary courage with her public statement today, in which she expresses her concern for others.”

Prime Minister of New Zealand, Christopher Luxon

“New Zealand’s thoughts are this morning with the Princess of Wales following the news of her cancer diagnosis. I know Kiwis across the world will be wishing her well in her recovery.”

Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Philip Brave Davis

“On behalf of the Bahamian people, we send our heartfelt wishes to Princess Catherine during this challenging time. Your courage and strength in facing this battle are truly inspiring. We stand with you and your family in hope and solidarity, praying for a swift and full recovery. May your resilience continue to symbolise hope for all affected by cancer globally.”

US President Joe Biden

“Jill and I join millions around the world in praying for your full recovery, Princess Kate.”

US First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden

“You are brave, and we love you. ~Jill”

President of France, Emmanuel Macron

“Your Highness,

“In this difficult period you are going through, Brigitte and I wish you a full recovery.

“Your strength and resilience inspire us all.”

About author

Jess Ilse is the Assistant Editor at Royal Central. She specialises in the British, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Royal Families and has been following royalty since Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. Jess has provided commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Jess works in communications and her debut novel THE MAJESTIC SISTERS will publish in Fall 2024.