Kate Middleton Makes First Public Appearance Since Cancer Diagnosis


Catherine Middleton, the Princess of Wales, made her first public appearance Saturday since announcing she had been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing treatment this past March.

Kate joined her husband Princess William, their three children, King Charles III and Queen Camilla, as well as additional members of the royal family, at this year’s annual Trooping The Colour annual military parade to celebrate the king’s birthday.

Middleton, who was wearing a white dress, was seen traveling down the parade route in a state carriage with her children. A video shared by Kensington Palace on social media showed Kate and her children before the parade as they prepared to enter the carriage.

Following the parade, Kate, William, and their three children joined senior members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in order to watch a military flyover.

Saturday’s parade marked the first time Middleton was seen in public since December, when she joined members of the Royal Family for a Christmas service in Sandringham. Just weeks later, the palace announced that Middleton had been hospitalized due to a “planned abdominal surgery” and would need time to recover before returning to royal duties.

In March, Middleton revealed that she had been diagnosed with cancer following the procedure. The type of cancer has not been disclosed.

According to a place press release, the princess began a course of preventative chemotherapy in late February.

On Friday, Middleton provided an update on her condition, stating that she is “making good progress” as she undergoes chemotherapy 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,” Kate said in a written message shared by Kensington Palace. “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 added that her treatment is expected to continue 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.”


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