06-14-2024, 12:22 PM

The Princess of Wales says her cancer treatment is going "well" and will go to a public event

Kate, the Princess of Wales/ photo released by Kensington Palace/Matt Porteous

Catherine, Princess of Wales, announced in a written statement on Friday that she continues to receive cancer treatment but will participate in the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London on Saturday. This marks her first official public outing since disclosing her diagnosis 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," Kate said in Friday's message.

Kate said: "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,” Kate wrote. “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 will be accompanied by her children—George, 10, Charlotte, 8, and Louis, 5—who have also been largely absent from public view in recent months. They will arrive with her by carriage along the Mall, view the event from Horse Guards Parade, and later join her for a traditional royal balcony appearance to witness a Royal Air Force flyover.

Since her announcement, Kate has not been seen in public or engaged in any official duties. Meanwhile, her husband, Prince William, has resumed his royal responsibilities. He recently visited France with his father, King Charles III, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

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