Royal fans left waiting as Princess Catherine’s public return appearing unlikely until next year

May 28, 2024
Catherine has not been seen publicly since she released an emotional video message earlier this year in which she revealed her cancer diagnosis. Source: Getty Images.

Despite the anticipation for Princess Catherine’s return to public life reaching a fever pitch, royal fans may have to wait a little longer after it was revealed that she may not appear in public again until next year.

While little has been revealed about the current state of Catherine’s health, a royal source has claimed that the Princess’ calendar is “empty” with nothing planned for the remainder of the year.

“Lots of people involved in planning need to know what all the principals are doing a long way in advance. I am told that Kate’s diary for this year is empty. There is nothing planned. She may not appear in public for the rest of the year,” the source revealed to The Daily Beast.

The source also revealed that given the intense interest in her well-being, Catherine could release “another video message updating the country on her health”.

“The key thing for her now is avoiding any kind of stress or anxiety and just getting on with the business of getting better,” the source said.

These insights come after Kensington Palace recently provided an update on Catherine, revealing that she will not be returning to public duties for now.

“The princess is not expected to return to work until it’s cleared by her medical team,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson revealed to the BBC.

“Early childhood will continue to be central to her public work.”

Catherine has not been seen publicly since she released an emotional video message earlier this year in which she revealed her cancer diagnosis.

During the video message, Catherine opened up about her deeply personal journey while addressing the speculation surrounding her health.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you, personally, for all the wonderful messages of support and for your understanding whilst I have been recovering from surgery,” she began.

“It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family, but I’ve had a fantastic medical team who have taken great care of me, for which I am so grateful.

“In January, I underwent major abdominal surgery in London and at the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous. The surgery was successful. However, tests after the operation found cancer had been present. My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of that treatment.

“This of course came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family.

“As you can imagine, this has taken time. It has taken me time to recover from major surgery in order to start my treatment. But, most importantly, it has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be OK.

“As I have said to them: I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal, in my mind, body and spirits.

“Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance, too. As is the love, support and kindness that has been shown by so many of you. It means so much to us both.

“We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space and privacy while I complete my treatment. My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy, and I look forward to being back when I am able. But for now I must focus on making a full recovery.

“At this time, I am also thinking of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer. For everyone facing this disease, in whatever form, please do not lose faith or hope. You are not alone.”



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