July 19, 2024

PRINCESS Kate has announced she will make a public return tomorrow for Trooping the Colour following her cancer diagnosis.

The brave royal, 42, said she was looking forward to joining her family at the event for the King’s official birthday.

Kate will be attending this year's Trooping the Colour


Kate will be attending this year’s Trooping the ColourCredit: Rex
The Princess of Wales, pictured at last year's event, is keen to support her family


The Princess of Wales, pictured at last year’s event, is keen to support her familyCredit: PA
She released this picture today along with a hearfelt personal message


She released this picture today along with a hearfelt personal message

In a personal statement, Kate said: “I have been blown away by all the kind messages of support and encouragement over the last
couple of months.

“It really has made the world of difference to William and me and has helped us both through some of the harder times.

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“I am making good progress, but as anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are good days and bad days.

“On those bad days you feel weak, tired and you have to give in to
your body resting. But on the good days, when you feel stronger, you want to make the most of feeling well.

“My treatment is ongoing and will be for a few more months. On the days I feel well enough, it is a joy to engage with school life, spend personal time on the things that give me energy and positivity, as well as starting to do a little work from home.

“I’m looking forward to attending The King’s Birthday Parade this weekend with my family and hope to join a few public engagements over the summer, but equally knowing I am not out of the woods yet.

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“I am learning how to be patient, especially with uncertainty. Taking each day as it comes, listening to my body, and allowing myself to take this much needed time to heal.

“Thank you so much for your continued understanding, and to all of you who have so bravely shared your stories with me.”

It is understood her appearance does not herald a return to front-line public duty or an end to Kate’s cancer issues.

However, it is a positive step in the right direction after the mum began treatment at the end of February.

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The appearance will also be her first with the Royal Family since Christmas Day last year at Sandringham.

Kate went to hospital for abdominal surgery in January and spent 13 nights at the London Clinic before continuing her recovery at home with her family.

Days later, she released a video revealing “tests after the operation found cancer had been present” and that she had started treatment.

Hopefully Kate’s return to public will end cruel speculation

By Matt Wilkinson, Royal Editor

The Princess of Wales will return in public for the King’s Trooping the Colour Birthday celebrations this weekend – as she continues her cancer treatment.

The princess will ride in a carriage with princes George and Louis and princess Charlotte from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade.

There she will watch Trooping the Colour before taking the carriage back to the palace and appear with the royals on the balcony.

In a personally written statement released today, describing her cancer treatment, she admits to making “good progress” but explains there are “good days and bad days”.

She wrote her treatment will be “ongoing and will be for a few more months” and is “not out of the woods yet” and “taking each day as it comes.”

And that she has been “blown away” by “kind messages of support” since her cancer announcement.

While this is a dramatic development coming six months since we last saw her with the Royal Family at Christmas is a shock – it is understood this is not a return to full schedule of public engagements.

Although, the princess is expected to attend events over the course of the summer.

But she has been holding meetings and is expected to appear at carefully selected events this summer, on the advice of her medical team.

We all remember The Princess of Wales went to hospital in January and later revealed in that emotional video address that she had cancer and asked for privacy as she undergoes treatments.

She has been subject to vile comments and rumours from the darker corners of the internet even when The Sun revealed a video showing her to be smiling and relaxed at Windsor Farm Shop with Prince William.

It is hoped that her appearance at Trooping will end horrendous speculation.

Palace insiders say the lies and speculation about her treatment and condition is unhelpful and places unnecessary pressure on the princess and her family.