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23rd Mar 2024

Blake Lively apologises for ‘Where’s Kate’ meme after cancer diagnosis

Joseph Loftus

Lively took to Instagram to apologise for the post.

Yesterday evening at 6pm, a message from Catherine, the Princess of Wales, made headlines across the globe.

In the message, Catherine confirmed that she had been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment.

The clip was posted on @KensingtonRoyal on Twitter with the caption “A message from Catherine, The Princess of Wales.”

During the video, Catherine stressed that she was well and hopeful of making a “full recovery” while also requesting that her and the family’s privacy is respected at this difficult time.

“Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance too. As is the love, support and kindness that has been shown by so many of you. It means so much to us both,” the Princess continued.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you, personally, for all the wonderful messages of support and for your understanding whilst I have been recovering from surgery.

“It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family, but I’ve had a fantastic medical team who have taken great care of me, for which I am so grateful.”

Now, in the aftermath of her message, the internet has been awash with outpourings of support for the 42-year-old mother of three.

Blake Lively also made an apology for a post shared on March 13 which joked about Catherine’s photo-editing controversy.

In her initial post, Lively wrote: “I’m so excited to share this new photo I just took today to announce our 4 new @bettybuzz & @bettybooze products! Now you know why I’ve been MIA.”

The image attached to the post was evidently heavily edited as if to make light of Catherine’s previous edited photo of her and her children.

Now, Lively has issued an apology writing on her Instagram story: “I’m sure no-one cares today but I feel I have to ackowledge this.

“I made a silly post around the ‘photoshop fails’ frenzy and, oh, man, that post has me mortified today.”

Lively’s original post has since been taken down.

Shortly after Catherine’s announcement, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak posted a statement declaring that the Princess of Wales has the “love and support of the whole country” following the news of her cancer diagnosis.

In a Twitter post, the country’s leader said: “My thoughts are with the Princess of Wales, Prince of Wales, the Royal Family and in particular her three children at this difficult time.

He added: “The Princess of Wales has the love and support of the whole country as she continues her recovery.”

“She has shown tremendous bravery with her statement today,” he added.

“In recent weeks she has been subjected to intense scrutiny and has been unfairly treated by certain sections of the media around the world and on social media. When it comes to matters of health, like everyone else, she must be afforded the privacy to focus on her treatment and be loving with her family.

“I know I speak for the whole country in wishing her a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her back in action when she’s ready.”

Kate’s brother James Middleton posted a nostalgic picture alongside his older sister as children on Instagram, and wrote: “Over the years, we have climbed many mountains together. As a family, we will climb this one with you too.”

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