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Kate Middleton Shares Cancer Treatment Update, Next Public Appearance

Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales offered an update on her cancer treatment and shared when she will be making her next public appearance.

Nearly three months after going public via video with the news that she was diagnosed with cancer and was in the early stages of her treatment, Kate Middleton (Catherine Middleton), Princess of Wales, announced earlier today that she will be making a public appearance this weekend at Trooping the Colour, King Charles III's birthday parade. Middleton added that she hopes "to join a few public engagements over the summer, but equally knowing I am not out of the woods yet." In addition, Middleton thanked everyone who has been offering support and offered an update on her treatment.

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Kate Middleton (Image: YouTube Screencap/Kate Middleton)

"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 [Prince] 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," Middleton wrote in her post.

She continued, "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." In terms of what her schedule will be moving forward, Middleton explains that she will be "listening to my body" and putting her health first. "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.

"In January, I underwent major abdominal surgery in London, and at the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous," Kate shared back in March, sharing an update on her health condition and medical situation. "The surgery was successful. However, 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." Noting that the news was "a huge shock," Kate noted that "[Prince] William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family."

The Princess of Wales also addressed the timing of the announcement, sharing that time was needed for her and William to address it on a personal level. "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 went on to emphasize that she was "well and getting stronger every day" by keeping her focus on healing "my mind, body, and spirits," and that Prince William has been "a great source of comfort and reassurance" since she first received the news.

"We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space, and privacy while I complete my treatment. My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy, and I look forward to being back when I am able, but for now, I must focus on making a full recovery," Kate added, confirming that she will need additional time away from her work and public life as her treatment continues. The Princess of Wales ended her message with this message to others facing cancer: "For everyone facing this disease, in whatever form, please do not lose faith or hope. You are not alone."

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