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Catherine’s patronages share messages of support following cancer diagnosis

Immediately after the Princess of Wales revealed her cancer diagnosis, well wishes began pouring in from her patronages—some of which she’s been involved with since 2012.

Below, find a compilation of messages and check back as this post will be updated.

England Rugby

“Everyone at England Rugby is wishing our Patron HRH The Princess of Wales a full and speedy recovery. ????”

Rugby Football League

“The RFL, and all in our sport, send our support and best wishes to our Royal Patron Catherine, Princess of Wales, @KensingtonRoyal, and all her family and friends.

“We’re right behind you.”


“Everyone at SportsAid is thinking of Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales, the charity’s Patron, and her family following this evening’s sad news.

“We are sending our heartfelt best wishes to Her Royal Highness for her treatment and a return to full health.”


“On behalf of all Scouts, we wish HRH Catherine, Princess of Wales a full and speedy recovery at this challenging time for her and her family. The Princess is an inspiration to our movement and a constant champion for young people. We are grateful for her continuing service.”


“We wish our Royal Patron, HRH The Princess of Wales, a full recovery following today’s announcement that she is having preventative cancer treatment.

“We send her and her family our very best wishes at this challenging time.”

Action for Children

“The Princess of Wales is an amazing patron for Action for Children, always engaging with the children, young people and families she meets at our services.

“We want her to know we are thinking of her at this very challenging time and send her our love and support.

“Our staff join me in sending our very best wishes to her and her family, and wish her a full recovery.” — Sarika Patel, Chair of Trustees

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

“Everyone associated with the RCOG sends our thoughts and best wishes for a speedy recovery to our Patron, the Princess of Wales.”


“The thoughts of everyone at the All England Club are with our Patron HRH The Princess of Wales, HRH The Prince of Wales and their family at this time.

“We wish The Princess of Wales the very best as she takes the time she needs to make a full recovery.”

Evelina London

“We would like to send our very best wishes to our patron The Princess of Wales and her family at this difficult time.”

NHS Charities Together

“We are so very sorry to hear the news shared by our Royal Patron HRH The Princess of Wales today. Our thoughts are with her for the coming weeks and we wish her a full and speedy recovery.”

The Diana Award

“While I am deeply saddened by today’s news about the Princess of Wals, I am also encouraged to hear that she is recovering well and getting stronger every day. My thoughts and the thoughts of everyone at The Diana Award are with the Princess of Wales and her family. We hop that everyone will afford them the time and privacy they need to ensure a complete recovery.” — Dr. Tessy Ojo, CEO of the Diana Award

Centrepoint — Prince William’s Patronage

“We send our best wishes to HRH The Princess of Wales and wish her a full recovery.

“Our thoughts are with her, our Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, and their family at this difficult time.”

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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.