SUPPORT and well wishes have come flooding in after Kate Middleton, The Princess of Wales announced she had been diagnosed with cancer.

In an emotional video, Princess Kate spoke about the “huge shock” after tests identified cancer following her abdominal surgery, and the “incredibly tough couple of months” her family has experienced.

The form of cancer has not been disclosed but the future Queen began a course of “preventative chemotherapy” late in February and is said to have a positive mindset for her recovery and is in good spirits, describing herself as “well and getting stronger every day”.

Following the news, support has poured in across the country, on both a national and local level.

South Essex MPs and councillors have sent their messages to the Princess.

Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris said she was “deeply saddened” by the news.

“I am sure the thoughts and best wishes of everyone in Castle Point are with her and the royal family as she continues with her treatment,” she said.

Echo: Support - MP Anna Firth has sent her well wishes to the Princess of WalesSupport - MP Anna Firth has sent her well wishes to the Princess of Wales (Image: PA Images)

MP for Southend West Anna Firth said: “I’d like to add my support in sending love and strength to the Princess of Wales tonight.

“She must know the entire country and commonwealth are wishing her well as she continues treatment for cancer.

“I’m also very much thinking of her family and children at this difficult time.”

Southend Council leader Tony Cox also sent his well wishes, saying: “Thoughts and prayers with the Princess of Wales and her family.

“The people of Southend will be thinking of her too and wishing her a quick and full recovery”.

Basildon Councillor Andrew Schrader said: “God bless the Princess of Wales.

“As someone who has just recently lost a close friend to cancer, I wish Her Royal Highness all the very best for her recovery.”

Echo: Royals - William and Kate at Basildon Sporting VillageRoyals - William and Kate at Basildon Sporting Village (Image: Press Association)

Prince William and Kate paid a visit to Basildon Sporting Village in 2018.

The former Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met multiple apprentices from Coach Core Essex and representatives from South Essex Gymnastics Club and Sport for Confidence.

Their Royal Highnesses also enjoyed a game of Boccia.

Crowds eagerly awaited their arrival to Basildon, and residents have now shared their messages of support for the Princess.

Echo: Greeting - Princess Kate greets residents in Basildon during her 2018 visitGreeting - Princess Kate greets residents in Basildon during her 2018 visit (Image: Press Association)

Joanne Moulds said: “Thank you for your very courageous address to the public sharing the news of your illness.

“You are an inspiration to many who may be struggling in similar circumstances.

“I wish you strength, courage and very much love at this difficult time.”

“Catherine, you and all your family are in our prayers at such a difficult time,” added Ann Smalley.

Rosemary Head added: “I share this disease with you at the moment, but I know God willing we will both come out with a clean sheet.

“Wishing you a speedy recovery and many happy years forward with your beautiful family.”

It is not known how long Kate will be receiving treatment, but it is understood she may be keen to attend events as and when she feels able to, in line with medical advice, although this will not indicate a return to full-time duties.