Kate Middleton's medical records reportedly involved in London Clinic security breach

Hospital staff attempted to access Kate Middleton’s medical records, according to a new report.

The Mirror reported that The London Clinic, where the Princess of Wales underwent abdominal surgery in January, was victim to a security breach in which staff tried to access her medical records.

In a statement shared with Fox News Digital, the clinic’s CEO, Al Russell, said, “Everyone at The London Clinic is acutely aware of our individual, professional, ethical and legal duties with regards to patient confidentiality. We take enormous pride in the outstanding care and discretion we aim to deliver for all our patients that put their trust in us every day.”

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Nurses at the London Clinic where Kate Middleton underwent abdominal surgery in January reportedly tried to access her medical records. (Getty Images)

He added, “We have systems in place to monitor management of patient information and, in the case of any breach, all appropriate investigatory, regulatory and disciplinary steps will be taken. There is no place at our hospital for those who intentionally breach the trust of any of our patients or colleagues.”

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The Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO), which operates out of the United Kingdom and aims to “uphold information rights” in the public’s interest, confirmed to Fox News Digital that there was a breach reported.

“We can confirm that we have received a breach report and are assessing the information provided,” an ICO spokesperson said.

It remains unclear if the breach included Catherine’s information.

The Princess of Wales stayed at the London Clinic for just under two weeks in January. (Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

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When reached for comment by Fox News Digital, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said, “This is a matter for The London Clinic.”

On Jan. 17, the palace first announced Middleton had been hospitalized.

“Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales was admitted to The London Clinic yesterday for planned abdominal surgery. The surgery was successful and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for ten to fourteen days, before returning home to continue her recovery,” the palace said in a statement posted to social media.

Police officers were stationed outside the London Clinic after the Princess of Wales underwent surgery. (Rasid Necati Aslim/Anadolu via Getty Images)

King Charles III also underwent treatment for his prostate at the clinic in January. He and the princess did overlap.

Just a day after the initial announcement about Kate, Prince William was photographed leaving the clinic following a visit with his wife. She returned home nearly two weeks later, releasing a statement thanking the staff for their attentiveness.

“The Prince and Princess wish to say a huge thank you to the entire team at The London Clinic, especially the dedicated nursing staff, for the care they have provided,” the statement read. “The Wales family continues to be grateful for the well wishes they have received from around the world.”

Prince William was photographed leaving The London Clinic on Jan. 18. (Getty Images)

Since her hospitalization, Catherine has barely been seen in public, sparking concern about her well-being. On Saturday, she was seen at a farm near her home with William, days after being at the center of a photo scandal.

In what was likely an effort to curb conspiracy theories about her health, she broke her silence post surgery by sharing a picture with her children on Mar. 10 to celebrate U.K.’s Mother’s Day. Several news agencies said that the photograph had been manipulated and issued a “kill” on the picture. The Princess of Wales issued an apology, admitting to editing the photograph.

“Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused,” she wrote in part on X.

Since her admission, the Princess of Wales has been subjected to scrutiny. On Tuesday, photo agency Getty Images deemed that a previous portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with her grandchildren and great-children was manipulated, as well. The photograph was also taken by Catherine.

Caroline Thayer is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital. Follow Caroline Thayer on Twitter at @carolinejthayer. Story tips can be sent to [email protected].

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