A royal super fan has sent her well wishes after the Princess of Wales revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.

The Princess of Wales has today (March 22) announced she is undergoing ‘preventative chemotherapy’ treatment for cancer.

She unveiled the shocking news in an emotional video message that was broadcast at 6pm.

Anita Atkinson, widely known as County Durham's most enthusiastic monarchist, said she was “shocked” by the news.

She said: "I'm watching it now, I'm still trying to process it. It's shocking, absolutely shocking.

"It shows you the woman that she is that she's thinking about others who've had a diagnosis like she's had.

"I cannot process it, what awful news for any family, but especially a woman who is world famous and everybody around the world has been speculating [about].

"I just want to wish her all the best and thank her for thinking of others.

"Good on her, very brave, well done Kate."

She was joined by many others in the North East and the Echo’s readers in wishing the Princess of Wales their best.

One Echo reader said: "Thoughts are with her and her family you will get through this with love and support. Stay strong."

Another said: "Sending lots of love, stay strong."

While another concerned reader said: "Thoughts are with her, wishing her well and to say, stay strong, bless her."

Meanwhile, readers reacting to the news online wished the Princess of Wales well and hoped her treatment went well.

One person said: "Is it just me or is this such a sad world that this mom, sister, daughter, someone’s wife had to come out and justify her absence to who?

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"This world sometimes beggars belief. Sending healing and positive thoughts."

Another said: "I’m so sorry to hear that. I hope you get healed very very soon and I’m sorry that the internet didn’t let you recover, heal and get treated in peace."