Is Princess Catherine planning another royal engagement this year?

Jun 28, 2024
For those royal fans eager to see Princess Catherine return to the public eye, royal expert Katie Nicholl has some good news, suggesting she may make an appearance during a major sporting event this year. Source: Getty Images.

After Princess Catherine’s highly anticipated return to the public eye at this year’s Trooping the Colour ceremony, rumours have been swirling about when the beloved royal will make her next public appearance.

For those royal fans eager to see Catherine return once more, royal expert Katie Nicholl has some good news, suggesting she may make an appearance during this year’s Wimbledon tournament in July.

“I wonder if we might see her at Wimbledon,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

“She spoke in that very personal message about wanting to be able to do the things that bring her joy. I think that’s being in nature, that’s being with her children, that’s taking part in everyday school life, but tennis, don’t forget, is something that the princess absolutely loves.

“She takes great pride in her position at the Lawn Tennis Association. Wimbledon is a firm fixture in her diary. Every year we’ve seen her attend with her family in the past.

“It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we see her pop up at Wimbledon, because I think that is something that will bring her joy and a huge amount of her recovery depends on her being happy.”

Should Catherine make an appearance at Wimbledon she will likely be met with the same fanfare she experienced during her attendance at this year’s Trooping the Colour.

Eager royal fans got their first glimpse of the beloved Princess as she rode in a covered carriage with her three children to take part in the celebrations on Saturday, June 15.

Wearing a pale outfit decorated with a white and navy ribbon by fashion designer Jenny Packham and a broad-brimmed matching hat by milliner Philip Treacy, Catherine watched the ceremony from a window overlooking the parade ground.

She pointed out aspects of the event to her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis while Charles saluted passing troops.

The King and Queen, as well as William, Catherine and other members of the Royal Family later returned to Buckingham Palace to watch a military fly-past from the balcony where Catherine smiled broadly and waved to an adoring crowd.

Catherine stepped away from the spotlight following a two-week hospital stay in January after she underwent major abdominal surgery. It was later revealed, in an emotional video message, that she had been diagnosed with cancer and would be taking time away as she undergoes treatment.

While concern from an adoring public has grown since news of her diagnosis, the Princess recently revealed that she is “making good progress” in her cancer battle.

In her first official statement since revealing her diagnosis earlier this year, Catherine expressed her gratitude to supporters for their encouraging words and provided an update on her recovery.

“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,” she began.

“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.”




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