Princess Kate Middleton has missed royal duties amid her ongoing treatment after announcing her cancer diagnosis in March 2024. She was named the Colonel of the Irish Guards in 2023 and fans are wondering if the Princess of Wales will attend the 2024 Trooping the Colour Ceremony.

Will Kate Middleton Attend Trooping the Colour 2024?

The day before the June 15, 2024, event, Kate confirmed she would be attending Trooping the Colour in a social media post while updating readers about her prorgess amid her cancer battle.

“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 in a June 14, 2024, Instagram post.

When Did Kate Middleton Attend Her First Trooping the Colour?

Kate ​attended the event that celebrates the birthday of the British Sovereign for the first time in 2011 after tying the knot to husband Prince William.

When Was Kate Middleton Diagnosed With Cancer?

Princess Kate underwent a “planned” abdominal surgery in January 2024. Her health became a concern amongst the public as she remained out of the public eye.

Two months later, Kate announced that she was diagnosed with an unidentified form of cancer.

“[My] medical team advised preventative chemotherapy and I am now in early stages of that treatment,” she said in a video posted via X on March 22, 2024. “[It has] taken me time to recover from major surgery in order to start treatment, also to explain to kids and to reassure them I will be OK.”

That April, a source exclusively told Life & Style that Kate’s “day-to-day routine is trying to get her strength back.”

“Kate’s anxious to get back to juggling royal duties and the children, but that will take some time,” the source admitted. “Thankfully, she has the love and support of her family.”

Kate and Prince William share kids Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 9, and Prince Louis, 6.

Will Kate Middleton Attend Trooping the Colour 2024?
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Ahead of the 2024 Trooping the Colour, a different source exclusively told Life & Style that Kate is “feeling a lot of pressure” even though “no one is push­ing” her “to do anything but recover.”

“She doesn’t want the world to see her like this, and she doesn’t want to delay getting back to work as a royal even more, either,” the source said in May 2024.

Kate Middleton Gave an Update on Her Cancer Progress in June 2024

While confirming her presence at 2024’s Trooping the Colour, Kate gave readers an update on how her treatments are progressing.

“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 June 14, 2024.

“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,” the princess continued.

Kate added, “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.”