Kate Middleton Is Doing Better Amid Cancer Treatment

The Princess has been undergoing a course of preventative chemotherapy.

Recently, sources close to Kate Middleton have told Vanity Fair that the Princess’ health has improved. They shared that she has “turned a corner” with her cancer treatment.

“It has been a great relief that she is tolerating the medication and is actually doing a lot better,” a family friend said. “It has, of course, been a very challenging and worrying time. Everyone has rallied around her—William, her parents, and her sister and brother.”

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Working behind the scenes

Princess Kate hasn’t participated in official public engagements since Christmas Day, choosing to concentrate on her recovery in private. However, this doesn’t mean that she hasn’t been involved in important projects.

According to the Daily Mail, the Princess was the “driving force” behind a new report calling on businesses to introduce more family-friendly working practices. The report focuses on investing in early childhood which is a huge priority for the Princess, her spokesman said.

“She has been kept up to date since the inception of the task force and she has read the report and been briefed on it,” a senior royal aide added.

“This is a clear commitment she has made, that throughout her life of public service, this will be focus. That will continue when she returns to work.”

The Kensington Palace spokesman stressed that this news isn’t an announcement that the Princess is returning to her public duties. 

She has been seen out and about with her family lately, but Princess Kate certainly still needs the space and privacy to recover in her own time. “She will return to work when she has had the green light from doctors,” the royal aide stated.

Thanking well-wishers

The Daily Mail also reported that Princess Kate has been receiving “tens of thousands” of cards and letters from well-wishers amid her cancer treatment.

According to the newspaper, the correspondence team has been “so touched” by the outpouring of support for the Princess’ recovery. “The volume of correspondence has at times been difficult for the team to cope with. But staff do aim to reply to all the writers,” the Daily Mail added.

Letters to the Royal Family go through the Court Post Office, which usually receives up to a thousand letters each week. The amount of letters to the Princess—as well as King Charles—have significantly surpassed that.

Military regiment sends best wishes

Ahead of her diagnosis, Princess Kate was added to the Army website’s schedule for the Trooping of the Colour. The parade, which takes place on June 15 this year, marks the official birthday of the British Sovereign.

While it has been confirmed that Prince William and the King will be in attendance at the dress rehearsal on June 8, Princess Kate will not.

The Princess is the new Colonel-in-Chief of the Irish Guards and part of her duties would be to inspect the troops during the practice ceremony. Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall will be taking on the role this year instead, according to The Irish Sun.

“We totally understand and our thoughts and best wishes are with Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales,” said Lieutenant Colonel James Shaw. He is assigned to oversee the ceremony.

“We are even more determined to make the Colonel’s Review the best yet for her. We are so proud to have The Princess of Wales as the Colonel of the Irish Guards.”

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