BBC Presenter Fuels Kate Middleton Conspiracies As Data Watchdog Examines Claim Hospital Staff Tried To Access Her Medical Records

The Kate Middleton crisis continues to unravel breathlessly in the UK.

A BBC presenter has locked her Twitter (now X) account after she shared an apparent conspiracy about the Princess of Wales’ sighting on a weekend shopping trip.

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Meanwhile, the private London hospital where Middleton underwent abdominal surgery in January is being examined after The Daily Mirror reported that staff attempted to access her medical records.

Sonja McLaughlan, who presents rugby for the BBC and Amazon Prime Video, posted about Middleton after reports on Tuesday showed her during a shopping trip with Prince William.

The Sun and TMZ were among those to publish a video of the Prince and Princess of Wales at the Windsor Farm Shop over the weekend.

“Disturbing that newspapers like The Times are reporting this as fact,” McLaughlan wrote in a now-deleted tweet.

“Headline “Kate seen in public for the first time” when it’s clearly not her. As someone has said. Could be a couple of lookalikes making mischief.”

She added: “It’s so obviously not Kate. Some newspapers are reporting it as fact. But it’s not her. No conspiracy theorist but all very odd.”

The BBC has been contacted for comment.

Separately, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it was examining claims that at least one staff member at The London Clinic was caught trying to access Middleton’s medical notes.

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

The Mirror reported that The London Clinic was investigating the issue, but the hospital declined to comment on the specifics of the allegations.

The hospital said: “We firmly believe that all our patients, no matter their status, deserve total privacy and confidentiality regarding their medical information.”

Kensington Palace said: “This is a matter for The London Clinic.”

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