Catherine, Princess of Wales, and the media

In January 2024, the British royal family announced that Catherine, Princess of Wales, was having an operation.


After two months of speculation and conspiracy theories, Catherine (Kate) released a video explaining that her operation was successful. However, doctors found that cancer had been present and that she needed further treatment. Kate had wanted to deal with her health privately for the sake of her children.

Use this one-hour Headline lesson to help your students:

  • Explore the recent news about Kate
  • Reflect on the different perspectives of the news stories
  • Debate whether everyone has the same right to privacy

This lesson develops the following skill:


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recognising influence

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