Sarah, Duchess of York, is currently recuperating after undergoing breast cancer surgery last week.
“She was advised she needed to undergo surgery which has taken place successfully,” said a representative of the former Sarah Ferguson, who is 63, according to the Independent.
“The Duchess is receiving the best medical care and her doctors have told her that the prognosis is good. She is now recuperating with her family,” the representative said.
“The Duchess wants to express her immense gratitude to all the medical staff who have supported her in recent days,” the representative added.
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“She is also hugely thankful to the staff involved in the mammogram which identified her illness, which was otherwise symptom-free, and believes her experience underlines the importance of regular screening,” the representative said.
According to the BBC, the surgery took place at the King Edward VII Hospital in London, which has treated other members of the royal family.
According to the BBC, Sarah was recuperating at her residence in Windsor.
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She is expected to elaborate on her diagnosis in a podcast titled “Tea Talk” that was recorded prior to her surgery and will be released on Monday.
According to the Guardian, Sarah is a patron of Teenage Cancer Trust.
In 1986, Sarah married Prince Andrew, according to the Independent. They divorced in 1996 after separating in 1992. They had two daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, and resided at Windsor’s Royal Lodge.
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Sarah has reportedly attempted to elucidate their relationship, as reported by the Daily Mail.
She rejected the notion of the two remarrying on a talk program.
“Oh, goodness me, you’re all fairytale, you’ve all got your wands out. Andrew and I remain steadfast, in the past we’ve been co-parenting and now we’re co-grandparenting,” she said.
The Mail quoted a source it did not name who it said was close to Andrew as saying, “Theirs is not a great passionate romance — they have separate bedrooms at Royal Lodge — but it’s more about the deepest form of friendship. It’s a very unusual relationship for a divorced couple, especially to the outside world, but they’re utterly devoted and would defend each other to the death.”