Princess of Wales: Privacy breach claims at Kate Clinic are being evaluated by data watchdog

An investigation is underway into allegations that employees at the hospital where the Princess of Wales underwent surgery attempted to access her confidential medical records.

According to a report by The Daily Mirror, employees at the London Clinic, a facility often frequented by members of the royal family, allegedly made efforts to gain unauthorized access to her confidential medical records.

The Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) has acknowledged the receipt of a “breach report” and is currently conducting inquiries.

The London Clinic has been contacted by BBC News for comment.

As reported by the Mirror, it was alleged that a staff member was caught attempting to access the princess’s medical records.

An internal investigation has been initiated at a private London hospital, where both the Princess of Wales and King Charles III have received treatment in recent months, according to reports.

Catherine recently had abdominal surgery for a private matter in January and has taken a break from her public responsibilities as she recuperates.

In response to the Mirror story, a spokesperson from the ICO stated that they have received a breach report and are currently evaluating the information provided.

The ICO is responsible for monitoring the implementation of data protection and freedom of information regulations throughout the UK.

The claims made by the Mirror, which were published late on Tuesday, have not been independently verified by BBC News.

A representative from Kensington Palace chose not to comment on the report, stating that it is a matter for The London Clinic.

The claims arise following a wave of online speculation and conspiracy theories surrounding the Princess of Wales’s well-being during her time away from public appearances.

Catherine also expressed regret after it was revealed that a photo of her and her three children on Mother’s Day had been altered, causing additional speculation on social media.

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The princess spent nearly two weeks at the London Clinic, and Kensington Palace had previously stated that she would rest and recover until after Easter.

Earlier this week, a photograph of Prince William and Catherine shopping in Windsor was published by the Sun, marking their first public outing since Christmas.

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