Kate to make historic royal comeback - Princess WILL attend Trooping the Colour with George, Charlotte and Louis

Kate to make historic royal comeback - Princess WILL attend Trooping the Colour with George, Charlotte and Louis

WATCH: Princess Kate confirms she WILL attend King's birthday in heartfelt letter

GB News
Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 14/06/2024

- 17:59

Updated: 15/06/2024

- 08:42

The Princess of Wales has not made an official public appearance in six months

Princess Kate will attend Trooping the Colour on Saturday with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in a historic royal comeback, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

The Princess of Wales announced in March earlier this year that she had begun a course of preventative chemotherapy, and subsequently stepped back from public life to recuperate in private.

Kate, 42, will make her first official public sighting in 2024 on Saturday's Trooping the Colour, where she will ride in a carriage alongside her three children.

In a new written statement, the Princess of Wales said: "I have been blown away by all the kind messages of support and encouragement over the last couple of months.

Kate Middleton

Kate WILL attend Trooping the Colour with George, Charlotte and Louis

Matt Porteous

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

"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.

Kate Middleton

The Princess of Wales shared her cancer diagnosis with the world via video earlier this year


"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.

"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."

Prince William's wife was hospitalised at the beginning of this year to undergo major abdominal surgery, which saw the princess remain at The London Clinic for 13 days.

Prince William and Kate MiddletonPrince William and Kate taking their children to Trooping the Colour in 2023PA

Royal fans will undoubtedly be hugely excited to see the Princess of Wales make an official public appearance on Saturday, as she has not been seen in public since December 2023.

Kate's decision to step back from public life sparked a worldwide outpouring of love for the mother-of-three.

It is understood that the Princess of Wales and the entire Wales family are deeply grateful for the warm and thoughtful wishes they have received from all over the world.

The family are also incredibly grateful to members of the public and the media who have afforded the princess the time, space and privacy that she personally asked for at that time.


Kate Middleton

Princess Kate did not attend the official Trooping the Colour rehearsal on June 8


GB News understands while this is a significant moment, it should not be seen as a return to a full schedule of public engagements.

As Kensington Palace said in March, the princess may be keen to attend events over the course of the summer, as and when she feels able to, with the support and guidance of her medical team.

Kate's attendance at any public events this summer should not be seen as a return to a full schedule of public engagements. Kensington Palace will not be providing any further detail today about any future appearances after Trooping the Colour on Saturday.

Regarding Prince William, a Palace spokesperson told GB News: "The Prince is pleased to see The Princess starting to engage with the work and projects that are important to her. He will continue to focus his time on supporting his wife and children, while continuing to undertake his public duties."

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said of Kate's appearance on Saturday: "His Majesty is delighted that the Princess is able to attend tomorrow’s events, and is much looking forward to all elements of the day."

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