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Kate Middleton Will Miss Trooping the Colour Event 2024 Amid Cancer Treatment

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Kate Middleton Will Miss Trooping the Colour Event 2024 Amid Cancer Treatment

Kate Middleton is focusing on her health.

The Princess of Wales will be absent from the Colonel’s Review ahead of the Trooping the Colour Ceremony on June 8 as she continues her cancer treatment.Kate Middleton Will Miss Trooping the Colour Event 2024 Amid Cancer Treatment

“This year General James Bucknall K.C.B., C.V.O will carry out the role of Inspecting Officer,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson told NBC News May 30. “On behalf of HRH The Princess of Wales at Colonel’s Review as she continues her recovery.”

The annual Colonel’s Review and Trooping the Colour military ceremonies, which will occur on June 8 and June 15, respectively, sees 1400 parading soldiers and hundreds of musicians to celebrate the Sovereign’s birthday. Each event is nearly identical, with the Colonel’s Review only including some additional mounting officers.

This year’s events would have seen Kate—who shares kids Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 9, and Prince Louis, 6 with Prince William—take on a larger role in the ceremony. After all, the 42-year-old was named the Colonel of the Irish Guards in 2023, and the group will troop their colors this year.
The royal herself has also expressed advanced gratitude for the public respecting her space and privacy as she undergoes preventative chemotherapy.

“It has been an incredibly tough couple of months,” Kate explained in a March 22 video. “We hope that you’ll understand that as a family we now need some time, space and privacy while I complete my treatment.”

Kate also ensured that she will return to her royal duties eventually.

“My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy,” she added. “I look forward to being back when I am able, but for now I must focus on making a full recovery.”

As Kate continues her road to recovery, keep reading for an update on royal news.
Princess Anne is Released From Hospital

The Princess Royal was discharged after a five-day stay at Southmead Hospital. Her husband, Tim Laurence, said in a statement, “I would like to extend my warmest thanks to all the team at Southmead Hospital for their care, expertise and kindness during my wife’s short stay.”
Princess Anne is Hospitalized With Concussion

The younger sister of King Charles III sustained minor injuries during an incident at her estate Gatcombe Park, Buckingham Palace has announced.

“Her Royal Highness remains in Southmead Hospital, Bristol, as a precautionary measure for observation and is expected to make a full and swift recovery,” the June 24 statement, shared to X, read. “The King has been kept closely informed and joins the whole Royal Family in sending his fondest love and well-wishes to The Princess for a speedy recovery.”
Kate Middleton Shares Chemotherapy Update

Nearly three months after sharing her cancer diagnosis, the Princess of Wales said that she’s “making good progress” with chemotherapy, though there are “good days and bad days” amid her health journey.

“On those bad days you feel weak, tired and you have to give in to your body resting,” Kate wrote on Instagram June 14. “But on the good days, when you feel stronger, you want to make the most of feeling well.”

She added, “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 Shares Cancer Diagnosis

In a March 22 video message, the Princess of Wales shared that she’d been diagnosed with cancer after undergoing abdominal surgery in January.

“It was thought that my condition was non-cancerous. The surgery was successful,” she said before noting that tests after the operation found cancer had been present. “My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy and I am now in the early stages of that treatment.”

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