Kate, Princess of Wales delivers health update after cancer diagnosis

The future Queen said she is making 'good progress' and has 'good days and bad days', adding: 'I am not out of the woods yet'.

Kate, Princess of Wales delivers health update after cancer diagnosis Matt Porteous

The Princess of Wales has delivered an update on her health months after revealing she is receiving treatment for cancer.

In a statement released on Friday, Kate said she had been “blown away” by messages of support from the public since she announced her illness in March.

She said she is making “good progress” and that she is still receiving treatment.

The princess said she will attend Trooping the Colour in London on Saturday and said she “hopes to join a few public engagements over the summer” as she continues treatment for cancer “for a few more months”.

She will be joined by her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, in a carriage for the traditional procession to Trooping the Colour and later they will gather with other royals on Buckingham Palace’s balcony for the fly-past.

It will be her first public appearance since her cancer diagnosis and her abdominal surgery in January.

The royal revealed in March that she was receiving chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer following a major abdominal surgery.

Kate said: “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.

“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.”

The Princess of Wales said her treatment is ongoing and will last for another few months.

She added: “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.

“I’m looking forward to attending The King’s Birthday Parade this weekend with my family and hope to join a few public engagements over the summer, but equally knowing I am not out of the woods yet.

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

“Thank you so much for your continued understanding, and to all of you who have so bravely shared your stories with me.”

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “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”.

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