Insider denies Kate Middleton cancer video was edited: Report

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Kate Middleton, who was criticized for doctoring a Mother's Day photo of the princess with her children recently, has denied allegations that the video announcing her cancer diagnosis was edited.

In a video released Friday, the 42-year-old mother of three said she had been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy after “major abdominal surgery.” He did not specify which type of cancer.

“BBC Studios filmed The Princess of Wales' Message in Windsor this week. We wish His Royal Highness a speedy recovery,” it said in a short statement after the footage showing Middleton was released.

BBC Studios recorded a message from Kate Middleton, who was diagnosed with cancer. AP

“In January, I had major abdominal surgery in London, and at the time, my condition was considered non-cancerous. The operation was successful,” the future queen said in the video, reportedly filmed on Wednesday.

“However, tests carried out after surgery revealed cancer. So my medical team advised that I undergo a course of preventive chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of that treatment.

A proof He insisted to The Mirror Middleton's video was unedited and BBC Studios had no editorial input into her comments. The insider added that BBC Studios, which also filmed Queen Elizabeth's funeral and King Charles' coronation, had no role in distributing the royal family's message.

The removal follows a Mother's Day photo released by Kensington Palace earlier this month showing Middleton with her three children, who later turned out to be doctors.

Top news outlets initially published the image, but later retracted it—the Associated Press revealed, upon closer inspection, that the photo's handling did not meet the news wire's photographic standards.

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Doctor picture of Kate Middleton with children.
BBC Studios confirmed that unlike the photo released for Mother's Day, the footage was not doctored. Prince of Wales/Kensington Ballack/Mega

The Princess of Wales later tweeted an apology.

“Like many amateur photographers, I occasionally experiment with editing,” the princess wrote. “I want to apologize for the confusion caused by the family photo we shared yesterday.”

ITV News' royal editor Chris Shipp believes Middleton chose to reveal her cancer diagnosis via video.

“The moment he chose to do on video is very different to what he does in a written statement. What can we read into that?” ITV News presenter Charlene White asked on Friday, The Mirror reported.

“If you look back at how the monarch diagnosed her cancer earlier this year, it was in a statement from Buckingham Palace. Kate did it, I'm told in a video format, because she wanted it to be very private,” Shipp replied.

“Yes, of course, it helps to silence all the conspiracy theorists, but she wanted to do a video message, which was also a very moving message. And she wanted to make that personal statement herself.

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