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Kate Middleton Will Likely Attend Royal Events When She Feels Able, Royal Expert Says

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By Favour Adegoke on March 28, 2024 at 10:30 AM EDT

Kate Middleton's undisclosed cancer diagnosis, revealed after abdominal surgery, has led to a period of focused recovery supported by her husband, Prince William, and his family. Palace insiders suggest she may attend events based on medical advice but clarified it doesn't signal a return to royal duties.

Amid global attention, her video message announcing her cancer diagnosis earned praise for her courage. The princess has reportedly opted for a private Easter, balancing family time with Prince William's official duties.

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Kate Middleton May Attend Royal Events Before Returning To Her Royal Duties

Catherine Princess of Wales undergoes surgery, London, UK

As Kate Middleton continues her cancer treatment, Palace insiders revealed that she will continue to stay out of the public eye but might consider attending events if she is able. They clarified that Kate's participation in events doesn't necessarily indicate a return to royal duties; rather, medical advice will dictate that decision.

At present, the Princess of Wales' main focus is on her recovery, supported by her husband and family. Speaking to People Magazine, Ailsa Anderson, a former spokeswoman for Queen Elizabeth, said: "She has the inner strength, the support of her husband and her extraordinary family, so she can focus on what's important, which is her getting back to strength."

Those closest to Kate expressed optimism that she will emerge from this ordeal even stronger.

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"[The royal family] is vulnerable at the moment, and there will be an even greater appreciation that they are human beings with frailties like the rest of us," a former palace aide remarked. "They are so dedicated to their roles. I think you will find when Kate makes a full recovery, she will come back even more passionate."

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Kate Middleton Revealed Her Cancer Diagnosis

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Amid global scrutiny of her health and well-being, Kate recently revealed her shock cancer diagnosis that she has chosen not to disclose in detail, only revealing that it was uncovered following abdominal surgery on January 16.

Revealing her diagnosis in a raw and candid video message filmed against a backdrop of vibrant yellow daffodils, Kate shared her truth with the world and its implications for the monarchy's future.

The 42-year-old revealed that she had been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy. She spoke of her decision to initially keep her diagnosis private to shield her "young family"– Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5.

Yet, amid her battle, the senior royal affirmed her determination to heal, focusing on mind, body, and spirit.

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"I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal; in my mind, body, and spirits," mentioning she looked forward to returning to work "when I am able," she asserted. "To others dealing with cancer, you are not alone," she added.

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Kate Middleton Praised For Her Courage

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Her former private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, praised her decision to script and deliver the message herself, emphasizing: "She wrote it herself and delivered it personally — she wanted to decide when the time was right to tell the world."

"It is an incredibly important thing that she's done. I thought, 'This is our future queen — goodness, what courage!' She showed remarkable composure given all that has been swirling around," she added.

"Seeing the extraordinary dignity which Kate has shown, and her trying to hold together the royal family, I hope that now what the media will do is to give her and her family the privacy and respect that they deserve," solicitor Simon Davis said outside Kensington Palace park.

While speaking on GB News, royal commentator Sarah Vine stressed the necessity of safeguarding Kate and Prince's children following the princess' cancer diagnosis.

"It's very important to try and manage the children because it's just really frightening knowing that your mother's ill and they will probably have a lot of questions," Vine emphasized.

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Kate Middleton And Prince William To Spend Private Easter With Their Children

Prince William and Kate Middleton with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis Start at Lambrook School

Following the announcement, Kate and William redirected their attention to their children, opting for a private Easter weekend at home, deviating from the traditional royal services at St. George's Chapel.

Per a Kensington Palace spokesperson: "The Prince will continue to balance supporting his wife and family and maintaining his official duties as he has done since the start of the year."

While prioritizing her health, the Princess of Wales hasn't retreated entirely from public life. Recent sightings show both her and Prince William, 41, attending their children's sports events and lessons. "Finding joy in these moments together is crucial," shares a close family friend.

"Having fun together when they can is very important. His is about her feeling supported. She doesn't feel isolated at all," a family friend insightful shared.

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Kate Middleton's Parents Have Been Assisting Her

King Charles III Bestows Prestigious New Title On Princess Kate Middleton

Offering additional support to the Princess of Wales, Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, have been actively involved, with Carole joining her on school drop-offs.

Kate's younger siblings, Pippa and James, along with their families, also provide further assistance.

Following her cancer diagnosis, James showed public support for his sister in a heartfelt Instagram post alongside a childhood photo of himself with Kate, smiling before a mountain backdrop.

In the caption, he wrote: "Over the years, we have climbed many mountains together. As a family, we will climb this one with you too."

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