Kate Middleton is making "good progress" amid cancer diagnosis, per new update

"As anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are good days and bad days,” the Princess of Wales shared

By Gabriella Ferrigine

Staff Writer

Published June 14, 2024 5:42PM (EDT)

Catherine, Princess of Wales smiles during her visit to Sebby's Corner on November 24, 2023 in Barnet, England. (Frank Augstein - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Princess of Wales smiles during her visit to Sebby's Corner on November 24, 2023 in Barnet, England. (Frank Augstein - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Kate Middleton on Friday stated via Kensington Royal social media that she will attend the weekend festivities meant to honor the birthday of her father-in-law, King Charles III, and that she is making good progress as she undergoes treatment for cancer.

“I am making good progress, but as anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are good days and bad days,” wrote the Princess of Wales.

“On those bad days you feel weak, tired and you have to give in to your body resting,” she added. “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.”

Though Middleton stated that she hopes to return more fully to public life, she understands that she is "not out of the woods yet."

“I am learning how to be patient, especially with uncertainty," she wrote. "Each day as it comes, listening to my body, and allowing myself to take this much needed time to heal.”

https://x.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1801660649333719231

A spokesperson for the king said that “His Majesty is delighted that The Princess is able to attend tomorrow’s events, and is much looking forward to all elements of the day," according to the New York Times.

Middleton took a step back from public engagements and duties in January, following a planned major abdominal surgery. Her prolonged absence led to considerable online speculation and rumors regarding her whereabouts and health. In March, Middleton shared a video message with the world to announce that she had been diagnosed with cancer.