Princess Kate's ‘presence will say everything’ at Trooping the Colour: Michael Cole lauds royal comeback

Princess Kate's ‘presence will say everything’ at Trooping the Colour: Michael Cole lauds royal comeback

Michael Cole heralds Kate's comeback

GB NEWS
Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman


Published: 14/06/2024

- 18:41

Updated: 14/06/2024

- 18:43

Princess Kate ‘presence will say everything’ at Trooping the Colour

Princess Kate will not have to speak at Trooping the Colour as her “presence will say everything”, according to royal commentator Michael Cole.

The BBC’s former royal correspondent joined Emily Carver on GB News to discuss the princess’s bombshell announcement.


She will be joining the Royal Family at the major ceremony as she is making “good progress” in her cancer treatment.

Cole said on GB News that Kate’s presence is a win-win, as not only will it reassure the British public, but she will not have to take on an active role in proceedings, a positive given her health troubles.

Kate and Michael Cole

Michael Cole is delighted at Kate's return

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“It’s better news than what might have been expected”, he said.

“She will be in the carriage and she will witness the whole parade.

“It’s good on three counts. Firstly, she is the colonel of the Irish Guards and the second battalion of the Irish Guards will be trooping their colour.

“Secondly, it will reassure the British public who will rightly be concerned about her and have written in their thousands to her.

“Thirdly, it stops all the mad, crazy vile rumours that have circulated.

“We will not dignify them by hinting about them on this excellent channel, but it does give the resounding answer.

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“She will do it all without saying a word. She doesn’t have to speak and her presence will say everything.

“She has made it clear in this message she has written herself that she is blown away by the public reaction.”

A new photograph of the royal, taken earlier this week in the grounds of the Windsor Castle estate, shows Kate in a smart casual outfit stood in a tranquil setting against a weeping willow tree near a body of water.

She said in her statement: “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.

Emily Carver and Michael Cole

Michael Cole joined Emily Carver on GB News

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“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.”

The princess will be joined by her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, in a carriage for the traditional procession to Trooping the Colour and later they will gather with other royals on Buckingham Palace’s balcony for the fly-past.

Kate said: “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.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “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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