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”We’ll climb this mountain with you”: the striking words of support from Catherine’s brother as she reveals cancer diagnosis

The brother of the Princess of Wales has said the whole family is with her as she continues treatment for cancer.

Taking to social media after his sister revealed her diagnosis, James Middleton said ”Over the year, we have climbed many mountains together. As a family, we will climb this one with you too.”

He shared a photo of him with Catherine when they were children and on a hike together.

The Princess of Wales spoke publicly of her diagnosis on the evening of March 22nd 2024. She revealed that cancer had been found in tests that followed major abdominal surgery in January.

Her Royal Highness said her priority had been to ensure her children understood their mum was going to be OK.

The King later said he was very proud of Catherine speaking out on her illness while the Archbishop of Canterbury praised her bravery and compassion. Catherine had ended her message by telling others with cancer that they are ”not alone”.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.