Ср. Июл 24th, 2024

Another day, another batch of speculation regarding Kate Middleton.

The Princess of Wales’s recovery from the abdominal procedure she underwent in January has been highly-publicized and gossiped about, with all manner of rumors flying around the internet over the past few weeks.

The exact circumstances behind her initial hospitalization remain shrouded in mystery, but what we do know is that things were serious enough to ensure she stayed at the London Clinic – a world renowned medical facility – for 13 days.

According to shock new reports today, the hospital has been forced to begin an investigation into claims that staff attempted to access Kate’s private medical records.

The Daily Mirror say that chiefs at the London Clinic have launched a probe into claims that the Princess’s confidentiality was breached while she was a patient, with at least one member of staff, aged 42, believed to have been caught trying to access Kate’s notes.

Needless to say, the allegations are extremely troubling, not only for the hospital itself – known for discretely treating members of the Royal Family, former heads of state, and celebrities – but also for the royals, who will have been desperate to keep Kate’s medical records under wraps.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – OCTOBER 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Earthshot Prize 2021 at Alexandra Palace on October 17, 2021 in London, England. The Earthshot Prize, created by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and The Royal Foundation, is an environmental prize awarded to the most inspiring and innovative solutions to environmental challenges facing the planet. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

According to the Mirror, an insider revealed: “This is a major security breach and incredibly damaging for the hospital, given its unblemished reputation for treating members of the Royal Family. Senior hospital bosses contacted Kensington Palace immediately after the incident was brought to their attention and assured the palace there would be a full investigation.

“The whole medical staff have been left utterly shocked and distraught over the allegations and were very hurt that a trusted colleague could have possibly been responsible for such a breach of trust and ethics.”

Meanwhile, the London Clinic refused to issue a statement on the claims.

“We firmly believe that all our patients, no matter their status, deserve total privacy and confidentiality regarding their medical information,” they said.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – NOVEMBER 15: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Princess of Wales arrives at the Shaping Us National Symposium at the Design Museum on November 15, 2023 in London, England. The symposium event, hosted by The Princess of Wales and The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, brings together leaders and specialists to consider key foundational skills for early childhood which can result in healthy adult lives. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

The Princess of Wales is said to have been made aware of the alleged incident, while Kensington Palace said: “This is a matter for The London Clinic.”

As mentioned above, not much is known about the reason for Kate’s surgery in January. At the time the Palace described it as a “planned abdominal procedure”, explaining that Kate would not return to royal engagements until at least Easter.

The general lack of updates has seen a spike in conspiracy theories and outlandish conjecture as to Kate’s well being and whereabouts, though the Princess was sighted this past weekend while on a trip to a local farm shop with Prince William.

Sources close to Kate told The Sunday Times that the 42-year-old may choose to talk about her hospitalization in the future.

“They will want to be clear and more open, but they’ll do it when they feel ready,” an insider said. “I would expect that to be her instinct and it will be her call. They’re not going to be rushed.”