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Kate Middleton Confirms She Will Attend The Trooping The Colour This Year

The Princess of Wales announced her cancer diagnosis in March.

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Ever since her first appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the annual Trooping the Colour celebration back in 2011, Kate Middleton has been a highlight of the monarch’s celebration, always there alongside husband Prince William with a smile for the crowds of royal watchers gathered below — and even more so once she became a mother and her children began to join her at the ceremonial event. While there was uncertainty that the Princess of Wales would miss the 2024 Trooping the Colour as she has stepped back from royal duties while undergoing cancer treatment, she confirmed she will indeed be there with her family on June 15.

“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,” Middleton confirmed on Friday in a statement shared on Instagram. She also shared a few updates about how her cancer treatment, noting that she’s “making good progress” but is “not out of the woods yet.”

“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,” she wrote. “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.”

Middleton has not been seen in public for months after she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. The Princess of Wales, who is mom to 10-year-old Prince George, 9-year-old Princess Charlotte, and 6-year-old Prince Louis, shared in a video message in March that her doctors had detected cancer following a successful abdominal surgery in January. “My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy and I am now in the early stages of that treatment,” she said.

The Princess of Wales’ plans for the event remained up in the air until today, especially after Kensington Palace confirmed ahead of time that that she would not be attending the key dress rehearsal for the Trooping the Colour on June 8. In a letter she sent to the Irish Guards ahead of a traditional rehearsal event, Middleton said, “Being your Colonel remains a great honour, and I am very sorry that I am unable to take the salute at this year’s Colonel Review. Please pass my apologies to the whole Regiment, however, I do hope I can represent you all again soon. Please send my very best wishes and good luck to all involved.”

Now with that question officially answered from the source herself, royal watchers can expect to see Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three children on the balcony for the Trooping the Colour this year.

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