Princess of Wales: Data watchdog 'assessing' allegations of invasion of Kate's privacy

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A data watchdog is assessing a report that staff at the clinic where the Princess of Wales underwent surgery tried to expose her private health information.

the claimed the Daily Mirror Staff at the London clinic, which is frequently used by members of the royal family, tried to access her private medical reports.

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) confirmed it had received a “breach report” and was investigating.

BBC News has contacted the London clinic for comment.

According to the Mirror, “at least one member of staff was said to have been arrested while trying to access” the princess’s medical notes.

The newspaper said that an internal investigation had been opened at the private London hospital, which treated both the Princess of Wales and King Charles III in recent months.

Catherine underwent abdominal surgery there for an undisclosed condition in January and has stepped back from public duties while she recovers.

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

BBC News was unable to independently verify the Mirror's claims, which were published late on Tuesday.

A Kensington Palace spokesman declined to confirm or deny the report, adding: “This is a matter for the London Clinic.”

The princess spent nearly two weeks in a London clinic, and Kensington Palace had previously said she would recover until after Easter.

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