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Russian Group Linked to Princess Kate Rumors

Analysts say disinformation network helped amplify conspiracy theories about princess

(Newser) - While they definitely weren't the only ones spreading rumors about Princess Kate before she revealed her cancer diagnosis , researchers say a Russian disinformation group helped spread conspiracy theories online. A team at Cardiff University in Wales detected signs that a disinformation group with a history of spreading claims about...

Kate, William Release Joint Statement

Royal couple is now expected to retreat for some time

(Newser) - Prince William and Princess Catherine of Wales on Saturday released their first joint statement since the princess, perhaps better known as the former Kate Middleton, revealed she's been diagnosed with cancer . A Kensington Palace spokesperson said the couple is "enormously touched by the kind messages from people here...

After Kate Middleton Bombshell, Harry and Meghan Weigh In

'We wish health and healing for Kate and the family,' the Duke and Duchess of Sussex note in statement

(Newser) - As the dust settles on the somewhat surprising announcement of the former Kate Middleton that she has cancer and is undergoing treatment, her estranged brother-in-law and his wife have a message for her. "We wish health and healing for Kate and the family, and hope they are able to...

Princess Kate Has Cancer, Is Undergoing Chemo

She reveals diagnosis in video statement

(Newser) - The mystery about Princess Kate's absence from public view is over: The Princess of Wales, 42, has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy, the BBC reports. Kate revealed the diagnosis in a video statement , though she did not specify what type of cancer she has.
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Hospital Staff Tried to Access Kate's Medical Records: Sources

Kensington Palace has no comment on the incident

(Newser) - The London Clinic, where Kate Middleton had abdominal surgery in January, has launched an investigation after it discovered a staff member attempted to access the Princess of Wales' private medical records, sources tell the Mirror . "This is a major security breach and incredibly damaging for the hospital, given its...

Latest Video of Kate Middleton Just Adds More Fuel to the Fire

Many online commenters are not convinced it's really the princess

(Newser) - The latest development in #KateGate involves an actual video of Princess Catherine of Wales, aka Kate Middleton, strolling at a farm shop with her husband, Prince William. (An outing that had previously been reported on , but for which video evidence only surfaced later.) But, far from reassuring a concerned...

Queen Elizabeth Photo Appears to Have Been Altered, Too

And more tidbits on the Kate Middleton drama

(Newser) - Amid the uproar surrounding Kate Middleton's continued absence from public life (and the photoshopping issue that has coincided with that absence), new attention is being paid to an old photo—one that Kate took back when she was the Duchess of Cambridge, before Queen Elizabeth died and she became...

5 Takes on the Princess Kate Photo Fiasco

It 'showcases the confusion and chaos of a choose-your-own-reality information dystopia'

(Newser) - The manipulated photo Princess Kate released on Sunday has caused a major PR crisis for the British royals—and sparked plenty of discussion on the spread of faked images in what Charlie Warzel at the Atlantic calls a "post-truth universe."
  • Warzel says the image "showcases the confusion

Another New Snap of Kate Middleton Is Out

This time the princess was photographed by paparazzi in a vehicle with William

(Newser) - The latest development in the drama swirling around Catherine, Princess of Wales, aka Kate Middleton, involves yet another picture. This time, the princess was spotted traveling in a car alongside her husband, Prince William; you can see the paparazzi photo at People , among other places. It's not a great...

Kate Photo Is 'Massive Own Goal' for Palace

It appears to be 'bad job of Photoshopping,' expert says

(Newser) - Princess Kate's family photo released on Mother's Day in Britain can still be seen here , but news agencies including the AP, Reuters, and AFP issued a "kill notice" because there were signs it had been manipulated. The princess later apologized for the "confusion," saying that...

'Kill Notices' Issued for New Photo of Kate Middleton

Some news agencies warn it appears to have been digitally altered; she admits 'editing'

(Newser) - The British royals tried to quell the rampant speculation swirling around the Princess of Wales by releasing a photograph of Kate and her three children to celebrate Mother's Day in the UK on Sunday. But the move only made things worse: People quickly speculated online that the photo appeared...

Royal Patient Posts Photo and a Message
Royal Patient Posts
Photo and a Message

Royal Patient Posts Photo and a Message

Kate Middleton marks Mother's Day with words of thanks

(Newser) - This story originally appeared with a photo of the royal family that the AP and other news agencies have since retracted because it appeared to have been digitally manipulated. The princess has since apologized for "editing" the image. More details here .

William Finally Addresses the Rumor Mill, Sort of

Prince's rep issues a brief statement in response to Kate Middleton's absence as mystery continues

(Newser) - A recent Kate Middleton sighting has done little to ease the whispers since she had abdominal surgery for an unknown condition in January. Now, her husband is finally speaking out, kind of, on the rumors and speculation.
  • The statement: Prince William's spokesperson kept it short and sweet, per People

Confusion Over UK Army's Claim About Kate Middleton

It said she would appear at military event, then backtracked

(Newser) - The British army sparked a bit of a furor when it posted on its website that Kate, the Princess of Wales, would make an appearance related to its annual Trooping the Colour event celebrating the monarch's birthday—then sparked even more of a furor when it removed the claim....

Princess Kate Seen in Public for First Time This Year

She was passenger in SUV, with mom driving

(Newser) - The Princess of Wales was seen in public Monday for the first time in more than two months. Britain's Princess Kate, whose absence from the public eye led to plenty of rumors and conspiracy theories , was seen in the passenger seat of a black Audi SUV being driven near...

As Tongues Wag Over Kate, Palace Chides the Rumor Mill

Following her mysterious surgery, a Prince William schedule change ramps up speculation

(Newser) - Kensington Palace on Thursday put the kibosh on conspiracy theories surrounding Kate Middleton's continued absence from public life. "Kensington Palace made it clear in January the timelines of the princess' recovery and we'd only be providing significant updates. That guidance stands," a spokesperson for the Princess...

Charles, Kate Get Sprung From Hospital

The London Clinic has a decided dearth of royals after Monday

(Newser) - King Charles III on Monday was discharged from a private London clinic after undergoing a "corrective procedure" for an enlarged prostate. The 75-year-old monarch was admitted to the London Clinic, where the Princess of Wales, his daughter-in-law, recently had abdominal surgery. Charles, who ascended the throne 16 months ago,...

Not a Good Day for the Royals
Not a Good Day for the Royals

Not a Good Day for the Royals

On heels of announcement that Kate's in the hospital, Charles will undergo prostate treatment

(Newser) - Following very closely on the news that the Princess of Wales is recovering from an abdominal procedure and will likely stay two weeks in the hospital comes the news that the UK's monarch will soon be undergoing more than just a routine checkup himself. As the BBC and AP...

Princess of Wales Undergoes a 'Successful' Surgery

Abdominal procedure for unspecified issue may keep Kate Middleton in clinic for up to 2 weeks

(Newser) - The Princess of Wales has been hospitalized for planned abdominal surgery and will remain at the London Clinic for up to two weeks, Kensington Palace said Wednesday. The former Kate Middleton, 42, is expected to return to public duties after Easter, the palace said, per the AP . The surgery has...

Kate, William Ignore Questions on Endgame Book

'Did you watch the Piers Morgan show last night, Your Royal Highnesses?'

(Newser) - The Prince and Princess of Wales brushed off reporters' questions about alleged racist remarks when they arrived at a glitzy London event Thursday night. A day earlier, Piers Morgan told viewers that in the Dutch translation of journalist Omid Scobie's book Endgame, King Charles III and Princess Kate were...

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