Princess Kate Returning To Public Life Despite Cancer Treatment

Kate Middleton talks to members of the public, as she leaves Hillsborough Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday March 8, 2011. Police kept watch from the rooftops for a visit by Britain's Prince William and his fiance Kate Middleton, that brought the center of Belfast to a standstill. Some 50 to 100 people gathered in the bright sunshine near the imposing city hall to greet the couple, who arrived in a convoy of five black Range Rovers, but the crowd swelled to several hundred as shoppers realized something special was happening.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

The Princess of Wales will delight the nation this weekend by taking part in the Trooping the Colour to celebrate the King’s official birthday after revealing she’s making “good progress” but is “not out of the woods yet”.

Speaking for the first time since revealing her cancer ordeal in March, the Princess released a heartfelt personal message to the nation. She admitted having “good days and bad days” and said she was still undergoing preventative chemotherapy which would last for several more months.

A Palace source said she is “doing well” and “very much looking forward to being with her family” during the King’s birthday parade on Saturday, where she is expected to appear on Buckingham Palace balcony. The Princess released a serene and beautiful new photograph taken by celebrity and royal photographer Matt Porteous to go with her message, which was taken in the grounds of the Windsor estate under a weeping willow tree.

Kate, 42, announced she would be joining her three children George, 10, Princess Charlotte, nine and Prince Louis, five, in a state carriage down The Mall for the big family moment. Prince William will take part in the military parade on horseback.

The Princess wanted to take part to show support to her children, her family and her love for the King, who is also having cancer treatment. She said in a personal message: “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. My treatment is ongoing and will be for a few more months.”

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