US television cuts away from March Madness to announce Princess of Wales’s cancer diagnosis

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A US television channel cut away from a March Madness basketball game to announce that the Princess of Wales had cancer.

During the game between Northwestern and Florida Atlantic in the Men’s NCAA College Basketball Tournament, CBS announced the breaking news, showing the video of Catherine that was shared on social media.

The game, which had just gone on a commercial break, had five minutes remaining.

The last time CBS broke away from broadcasting the tournament (called March Madness) was in 2003 to announce the United States had invaded Iraq.

Viewers did not miss any of the basketball game as CBS had concluded their breaking news coverage before the game resumed.

Other news stations in the US also paused their regular programming to reveal the news, showing the appeal of the Royal Family is strong in America.

March Madness is one of the most popular sporting events in the country.

The Princess of Wales has not disclosed the type of cancer she has but has said she is undergoing preventative chemotherapy.

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Brittani Barger
Brittani is from the United States and has been researching, writing and reporting on the royals for over a decade. Successfully gaining exclusives and interviews with royals across the globe, Brittani left her role as an editor for another news site to help bring you Royal News. She's been seen on BBC World, WION News and other news programs to discuss the royal families.

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