Kate Middleton's medical information involved in security breach, investigation launched

The palace said the princess “is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter”.

An investigation has been launched into the clinic where Kate Middleton underwent stomach surgery after an employee attempted to access her private medical records, according to a report. Guardian. This comes as the 42-year-old has been out of the public eye since December. According to Kensington Palace, she is recovering at home after “scheduled abdominal surgery” in January. Apart from two blurry pictures and videos, he has not been seen and social media has been abuzz with speculation about his health, generating global headlines and rumours.

Report, cited Glass, at least one employee tried to obtain Kate Middleton's medical records while she was a patient at the London Clinic in Marylebone, London, in January. Senior hospital management “contacted Kensington Palace immediately after the incident was brought to their attention and assured the Palace of a full investigation”.

A source told the outlet, “This is a major breach of security and will be incredibly damaging to the hospital, given its unsullied reputation for treating members of the royal family. The entire medical staff is completely shocked and traumatized by these allegations. Such a breach of trust and ethics can be attributed to a trusted colleague.”

The UK's authority for data protection and privacy said it had received a report of the breach. A spokesperson for the Information Commissioner's Office said: “We can confirm that we have received a breach report and are assessing the information provided.” Meanwhile, Kensington Palace said “this is a matter for the London Clinic”.

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The London clinic declined to respond to the claims, but said its patients “deserve total privacy” about their medical records. “We strongly believe that all our patients, regardless of their condition, deserve complete privacy and confidentiality regarding their medical information,” they added.

While details of Ms Middleton's condition are unknown, Kensington Palace previously said it was unrelated to cancer and that the 42-year-old wanted her medical information to remain private. Based on medical advice at the time, the Princess was “unlikely to return to public duties after Easter” on March 31.

On March 16, Kate Middleton was spotted at a farmer's market with her husband, Prince William. A new video released by British media shows the smiling princess, dressed in black, carrying shopping bags with her husband. Windsor Market. Some have accused the woman in the video of not resembling the Princess of Wales, while others say they're happy to see Middleton “happy and healthy”. Many people on the internet have added that photos look too grainy when every phone has a smartphone or HD camera.

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