Princess Kate Gives Mixed Health Update Amid Cancer Battle: ‘I’m Not Out of the Woods’

As she treads the cancer treatment labyrinth of hopes and fears, Catherine, Princess of Wales, announced Friday she will make her first public appearance on Saturday since January surgery revealed she had cancer.

In March, the princess ended weeks of speculation about her health by announcing in a video posted to social media platform X that she was being treated for cancer. Since then, she has remained very private.

On Saturday, the Trooping the Color ceremony is held to mark the king’s official birthday.

King Charles, who is also battling cancer, will be there, as will Prince William and Kate’s children, George, 10, Charlotte, 9, and Louis, 6, who have been largely out of the public’s view since their mother’s diagnosis. according to NBC.

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.”

Plans call for the family to arrive in a carriage, watch the ceremony, and then appear on the royal balcony for a Royal Air Force flyover.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, were not invited to the event, according to the New York Post.

Kate’s post said she would make some appearances in the coming weeks, but cautioned that everything depends on her health, noting her treatment will continue for “a few more months.”

“I have been blown away by all the kind messages of support and encouragement over the last couple of months,” the 42-year-old princess wrote in a post on X. “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,” she 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,” she wrote.

Kate said Saturday is the start of a gradual process, if all should go as she hopes, which is not certain.

“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,” she wrote.

“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,” she wrote.


This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

 

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