Kate Middleton issues statement on cancer journey and confirms she’ll make public appearance very soon

'I am not out of the woods yet'

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 14th June 2024

Kate Middleton has released a statement confirming she’ll be making her first public appearance in several months, and updating the public on her cancer diagnosis.

The Princess of Wales revealed announced that she had been diagnosed with the disease back in March, several months after stepping back from the public eye.

The 42-year-old has now said that she has been ‘making good progress’ with her cancer and is still undergoing treatment.

She said that chemotherapy has left her having ‘good days and bad days’ and experiencing symptoms including fatigue.

Kate Middleton added that she has been enjoying school life and has been taking time ‘on the things that give me energy and positivity’ as well as beginning to do some work from home.


But the Princess of Wales stressed ‘I am not out of the woods yet.’

She will make her first public appearance in months this coming weekend, for the Trooping The Colour parade.


Kate Middleton statement and cancer update in full:

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.


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.

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.

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.


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Featured image: Kensington Royal / Matt Porteous, 2024