Kate Middleton broke the silence with a personal letter

In a letter shared by the Irish Guards on Saturday, Kate Middleton expressed apologies for not being able to attend the annual event before Trooping the Color, but said she hoped to be able to join them again in the near future. The letter follows news that Princess Kate, honorary Colonel of the army regiment, will not attend The Colonel’s review today as she recovers from cancer treatment.

This is the second notable Irish Guards event that Middleton will miss due to illness, after hers absence at the St. Patrick’s Day parade March. Before the 2024 event, she attended even before being named to her honorary role, which began in 2012. (She only missed one St. Pat’s parade in 2016) .

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Queen Elizabeth II smiles on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in Trooping the Color with (LR) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and William, Duke of Cambridge during Trooping The Color on June 02, 2022 in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Kate Middleton has avoided public events since then Her January surgeryafter that revealed to be diagnostically relevant of an unspecified cancer. Reports earlier this year suggested she would return to public duty in time for events surrounding the Festival of Colors on June 15, an annual military parade held in honor of the current monarch’s birthday.

But last month, it was announced that former army chief Lt. Gen. Sir James Bucknall will assume his role during this weekend’s practice ceremony. (Correct, of King Charles III birthday is not until November, but as noted for His first Trooping the Color in 2023The event was held in the spring to take advantage of more favorable weather.)

In a letter shared by the Irish Guards on social networks, Middleton wrote, “I wanted to write and tell you how proud I was of the whole Regiment before the review of the Colonel and the Colored Troops. I appreciate everyone participating in the military this year who trained for months and devoted many hours to ensuring their uniforms and drills remained intact.”


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