Kate Middleton’s Medical Records Involved in Security Breach After Hospital Staff Attempted Access: Report

The report comes one day after the Princess of Wales was seen on video for the first time since her abdominal surgery in January

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An investigation has reportedly been opened at the hospital that treated Kate Middleton for her abdominal surgery in January.

According to The Mirrorat least one staff member at The London Clinic in Marylebone, London, attempted to illegally access the Princess of Wales’ medical records. This comes amid speculation regarding Kate’s condition following her surgery.

When reached by PEOPLE, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “This is a matter for The London Clinic.”

The London Clinic has yet to respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Per The Mirror, a source said “senior hospital bosses” alerted the palace of the security breach and noted that a thorough investigation would ensue.

“This is a major security breach and incredibly damaging for the hospital, given its unblemished reputation for treating members of the royal family,” a source told the outlet, later adding, “The whole medical staff have been left utterly shocked and distraught over the allegations and were very hurt that a trusted colleague could have allegedly been responsible for such a breach of trust and ethics.”

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The London Clinic did not address specific claims regarding the Princess of Wales, 42, but told The Mirror: “We firmly believe that all our patients, no matter their status, deserve total privacy and confidentiality regarding their medical information.”

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On Monday, TMZobtained the first video of the princess since her January procedure. In the 40-second clip, reportedly taken Saturday, she can be seen walking alongside her husband Prince William, 41, outside Windsor Farm Shop. The spot is about a mile from their home at Adelaide Cottage.

“Kate was out shopping with William, and she looked happy and she looked well,” an onlooker told The Sun of the royal couple’s outing.

While William and Kate’s children did not join them on their outing, the outlet reported that the couple spent Sunday morning watching their kids — Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5 — take part in sporting activities.

Related: U.K. Cricketer Says He’s Seen Kate Middleton ‘the Last Couple Days’ amid ‘Absurd’ Conspiracy Theories

<p>Getty Images</p> Kate Middleton and Prince William with their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on Dec. 25, 2023

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Kate Middleton and Prince William with their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on Dec. 25, 2023

After Kensington Palace announced Kate’s surgery, they expressed the mom-of-three’s wishes to “maintain as much normality for her children as possible” during this time.

Kate is expected to return to public duties after Easter, according to Kensington Palace. According to a recent report, there’s a possibility that the Princess of Wales will address her health upon resuming her public duties.

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