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The hospital where the Princess of Wales was treated in January has launched an investigation into claims staff attempted to access her private medical records, according to reports.

At least one member of staff was alleged to have been caught trying to access the royal’s notes, the Mirror reported.

Kate attended The London Clinic in January for abdominal surgery – and she has not attended a public engagement since, with suggestions she is expected to return to royal duties around Easter.

An Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) spokesperson said on Tuesday: “We can confirm that we have received a breach report and are assessing the information provided.”

Hospital bosses are said to have contacted Kensington Palace after the apparent breach came to light.

The clinic refused to comment on the claims but told the newspaper: “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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