Kate Middleton Unlikely to Attend Trooping the Colour, Prioritizes Health and Family

As the annual Trooping the Colour celebration approaches in June, many royal watchers eagerly anticipate whether

Kate Middleton attends Wimbledon on July 15, 2023. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, SIMON BRUTY/ANYCHANCE/GETTY)
Kate Middleton attends Wimbledon on July 15, 2023. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, SIMON BRUTY/ANYCHANCE/GETTY)

Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, will make a public appearance.

However, recent insights suggest that Kate is not in a rush to return to her public duties, as she continues to prioritize her health and recovery from cancer.

Kinsey Schofield, host of the “To Di For Daily” podcast, shared with Fox News Digital that Kate Middleton, who has been undergoing treatment for cancer, is taking her time to heal, supported by her husband, Prince William, and father-in-law, King Charles.

“King Charles and Prince William have repeatedly stressed to the Princess of Wales that she should feel no pressure to return to public duty until she is ready,” Schofield emphasized.

This supportive stance reflects the royal family’s protective approach towards Kate during this challenging period.

Despite her public absence, Kate has been spotted around town, appearing upbeat. Schofield noted that the local community, including neighbors and families from her children’s school, have been protective of her privacy.

The royal family has not provided a specific timeline for Kate’s return to public engagements, leaving the decision up to her medical team and Kate herself.

Prince William, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince George of Wales on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour on June 17, 2023 in London, England. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, CHRIS JACKSON/GETTY)
Prince William, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince George of Wales on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour on June 17, 2023 in London, England. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, CHRIS JACKSON/GETTY)

In March, Kate announced she was undergoing chemotherapy as a preventive measure after cancer was discovered. Since then, she has been focusing on her recovery away from the public eye.

A source close to the royal family revealed to Vanity Fair that Kate has been “healing behind palace doors” and her treatment has been progressing well.

The insider noted that her preventative chemotherapy has been successful, and she has been tolerating the medication better than expected.

Schofield highlighted that Kate remains dedicated to her role as a mother during this period. “The children are wonderful and getting a lot of extra time and love from their ‘Mama’ and ‘Papa’ right now,” she said.

Prince George, in particular, has been seen attending sporting events with Prince William, showcasing his athletic skills inherited from his parents. This increased family time has been a positive aspect of Kate’s recovery journey.

While many hoped Kate would make an appearance at this year’s Trooping the Colour, Schofield and other royal experts suggest that an autumn return is more likely.

Kate Middleton. (PHOTO: BBC STUDIOS)
Kate Middleton. (PHOTO: BBC STUDIOS)

The royals typically take a significant break after Trooping the Colour, and with the added context of a general election, it seems impractical to have Kate return only to retreat again soon after.

Royal expert Ian Pelham Turner shared with Fox News Digital that Kate’s recovery is progressing well, supported by her family.

He speculated that while high-profile events like Royal Ascot and Trooping the Colour are possibilities, Kate might opt for more low-key charity appearances initially.

Turner suggested that Kate might make another video appearance to thank the public for their support before making any public engagements.

Hilary Fordwich, another British royal expert, corroborated that Kate has been spending time with loved ones privately and focusing on maintaining normalcy for her children.

Fordwich also mentioned the overwhelming support Kate has received from the public, with her staff inundated with get-well cards and messages, which have buoyed Kate’s spirits.

Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William and Prince George on Dec. 25, 2023. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, GETTY IMAGES)
Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William and Prince George on Dec. 25, 2023. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, GETTY IMAGES)

Notably, Andersen, a royal commentator, highlighted the emotional significance of Kate’s potential absence at Trooping the Colour.

“The Princess of Wales knows better than anyone what message it would send if she were absent,” he remarked. However, he emphasized that Kate’s priority remains her health and being there for her children.

Prince William is notably protective of his wife, ensuring she faces no undue pressure to resume her public duties prematurely.

As King Charles leads the way in resuming his public duties, the royal family continues to look forward to the future with optimism.

The Princess of Wales, in her March video message, expressed gratitude for the public’s support and reaffirmed her focus on healing. “I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal in my mind, body, and spirits,” she said.

While the royal family’s plans for Trooping the Colour unfold, it remains clear that Kate Middleton’s health and well-being are the utmost priority.

The public and the royal family alike eagerly anticipate her full recovery and eventual return to her cherished public roles. Until then, Kate continues to receive immense support and understanding from her family, the public, and the broader royal institution.

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