Kate Middleton to make first public appearance amid cancer battle: '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 Middleton
Kate Middleton has issued a personal statement in the wake of her cancer battle, revealing she's "not out of the woods". Photo: Getty

Kate Middleton has issued a personal statement about her health as she battles cancer, revealing she's "not out of the woods yet". Taking to Instagram, the Princess of Wales shared a lengthy statement, which read: "I have been blown away by all the kind messages of support and encouragement over the last couple of months. 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 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 also revealed that she will be participating in the Trooping the Colour parade. It's believed she will ride in a carriage with her children before greeting the public on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

"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 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."

The royal family at 2023 Trooping the Colour
Kate also revealed that she will be taking part in the Trooping the Colour parade with the rest of her family. Photo: Getty

A Palace spokesperson issued a statement on behalf of Prince William, sharing his support for his wife.

"The Prince is pleased to see The Princess starting to engage with the work and projects that are important to her," the statement read. "He will continue to focus his time on supporting his wife and children, while continuing to undertake his public duties."

Similarly, King Charles' spokesperson added that he was "delighted that the princess is able to attend tomorrow’s events".

Kate's last public appearance was almost six months ago, on Christmas Day, when she and her family attended a church service at Sandringham Estate.

Fans were quick to share their support for the Princess of Wales, with one user writing, "The love you have given your country and the world since you became Princess is coming back to you tenfold. You are truly one of the most beloved humans on earth. Your reach is unbelievable. We are all here for you."

"Take your time. We miss you but want you back at 100%," another said "Sending you and your family all of are love and support."

Kate Middleton with royal fans
Many royal fans shared messages of support for Kate. Photo: Getty

"So wonderful to hear of your progress! May you continue on your healing journey and make appearances when it’s best for you! ❤️," a third wrote.

"Wonderful news that you will be there to support your children and family," someone else said. "Take each day as it comes that’s the best way to recover."

"Brava, Princess!" one Aussie fan added. "I shall be cheering you and the rest of the family all the way from Australia. I am thrilled you feel well enough to attend."

Kate announced her cancer battle in March, telling royal fans that she was in the early stages of chemotherapy, adding that the diagnosis "came as a huge shock".

"It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family, but I've had a fantastic medical team who have taken great care of me, for which I am so grateful," she said.

"This, of course, came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family.


"As you can imagine, this has taken time. It has taken me time to recover from major surgery in order to start my treatment. But, most importantly, it has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis, in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be OK."

Kate also asked for privacy while she recovers, adding: "At this time, I am also thinking of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer. For everyone facing this disease, in whatever form, please do not lose faith or hope. You are not alone."

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