Kate Middleton sends secret message to public with striped sweater from cancer diagnosis video

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If you paid close enough attention, you may have noticed something familiar about Princess Kate’s emotional cancer diagnosis video.

Yes, it was reminiscent of that time Meghan Markle sat on a bench in a garden and made a virtual appearance at the Global Citizen’s VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, but that’s not what we’re talking about.

Take a closer look at Kate Middleton‘s clothes, particularly her striped sweater. It’s been suggested there’s a poignant reason she chose to wear that specific sweater.

During her video, Kate wore a nautical striped sweater, which she has worn several times before.

It’s been said the princess went with the £650 ($821) sweater not only because it was reminiscent of happier times, but it also served to remind the public that Kate was not only royalty but a “school-run mum, a wife and a homemaker.”

BRACKNELL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (C), accompanied by their parents the Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive for a settling in afternoon at Lambrook School, near Ascot on September 7, 2022 in Bracknell, England. The family have set up home in Adelaide Cottage in Windsor’s Home Park as their base after the Queen gave them permission to lease the four-bedroom Grade II listed home. (Photo by Jonathan Brady – Pool/Getty Images)

Dressed in jeans and a comfortable sweater, Kate delivered the heartbreaking news that she had been diagnosed with cancer.

Her emotional announcement came weeks after conspiracy theories and rumors about her whereabouts swept the internet.

“In January, I underwent major abdominal surgery in London and at the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous,” she began. “The surgery was successful. However, tests after the operation found cancer had been present. My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy and I am now in the early stages of that treatment.”

Kate added that she and Prince William “have been doing everything” they can “to process and manage” the news privately.

“As you can imagine, this has taken time. It has taken me time to recover from major surgery in order to start my treatment. But, most importantly, it has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be ok.”

She then went on to assure the public that she was not only “well,” but “getting stronger every day.”

ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND – MAY 26: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the University of St Andrews on May 26, 2021 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Andy Buchanan – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Kate ended her somber video message asking for continued privacy as she continued her course of treatment.

“We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space and privacy while I complete my treatment. My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy and I look forward to being back when I am able, but for now I must focus on making a full recovery.”