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How Prince William Offered 'Nervous' Kate Middleton 'Reassurance' Before Trooping The Colour

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By Favour Adegoke on July 3, 2024 at 1:45 PM EDT

The Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, is reportedly relying on her husband, Prince William, now more than ever as she battles cancer.

According to a report, the Prince of Wales has been a "constant source of strength" for his wife, and their love for each other has intensified in recent months.

Before making her return to the public eye, Kate Middleton gave an update on her health in a personal message, in which she noted that she has "good days" and "bad days."

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Prince William And Kate Middleton 'Seemed Like A Different Couple'

Prince William of Wales, Catherine Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis during appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the flypast during Trooping the Colour 2024 ceremony.

Kate made her grand return to the public eye during the Trooping the Colour ceremony, where she was accompanied by her husband, William, and their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

According to a source who spoke to Us Weekly, William and Kate appeared "loved up" and happier than ever, standing close to each other on the iconic Buckingham Palace balcony.

It had been six months since the royal couple were seen together, so the source highlighted how in love they looked while waving to the crowd during King Charles III's birthday parade.

"William and Kate seem like a different couple! They used to be more reserved. But now, they can't help but look at each other and smile," the source said.

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Kate Middleton Felt 'Nervous' About Her Trooping The Colour Outing

Kate Middleton, Catherine Princess of Wales during Trooping the Colour 2024 ceremony, marking the monarch's official birthday in London

A second source told the news outlet that Kate was a "bit nervous" about returning to the spotlight but that William supported her every step of the way and offered her "reassurance."

"Kate attended Trooping the Colour to support the royal family and tradition, despite personal challenges," the insider said, adding that having William by her side made things easier. "He stayed by her side and offered her reassurance. William was grateful to have Kate there, and it meant a lot to Charles too."

Amid her cancer treatment, William has also been more actively involved in family affairs, especially when it comes to their three kids.

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The prince has been spotted bonding with his kids and recently attended singer Taylor Swift's concert, after which he, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte took a selfie with the pop star.

"William's been very hands-on lately, taking the lead in family activities and routine," the second source said. "Kate loves seeing him in this role and it's strengthened their bond."

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Prince William And Kate Middleton's Kids Bring Them Closer

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

According to Us Weekly, the Waleses thrive when they are on mom and dad duty, with the first source stating that they are in "their element" when the whole family is together.

The couple is expected to have "even more" family time when summer comes around, and they make a trip to Norfolk for a beach holiday.

"When they're together as a family, William and Kate are in their element," the source noted. "The kids bring them even closer."

The second source told the news outlet that William and Kate value their date nights, even if it's just a calm evening together at home.

"They are each other's confidants, providing emotional support," the insider said. "William's been a constant source of strength."

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Kate Middleton Gives Update On Her Health Battle

Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, poses next to a tree, at her Windsor residence, June 14, 2024, in Windsor, Berkshire (UK).

Before attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony, Kate shared a message about her health and thanked fans for their support.

Her statement read, "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."

Kate continued, "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 then noted that it "is a joy" to engage in regular things on the days when she feels "well enough."

Kate said, "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."

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The Princess' Health Was Allegedly Affected After Her Trooping The Colour Outing

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According to royal commentator Katie Nicholl, Kate's brave appearance at the Trooping the Colour ceremony affected her health.

"The princess has this sort of swanlike quality about her — she's sort of gliding on the surface — but beneath the water, I think often she's paddling quite frantically," Nicholl shared with Entertainment Tonight. "I can only imagine that a huge amount of preparation and time and effort and energy will have gone into Saturday's appearance."

The royal expert continued: "She was on her feet for a long period of time. There was a moment where she was watching the parade . . . and was offered a seat, which she gratefully accepted."

"That's just a bit of an acknowledgment that she is not as strong, not as fit, as she was before she went into this treatment," Nicholl added.

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