Princess Kate to skip major U.K. military event in London over 2 months after announcing cancer treatment

Princess Kate to miss public event next month

Princess Kate to miss public event next month as cancer treatment continues


London – Catherine, the Princess of Wales, will not resume her public responsibilities to participate in a significant British military event in early June after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and receiving chemotherapy. Her father-in-law, King Charles III, who is also still undergoing cancer treatment, will attend the Trooping the Color parade shortly after, but will travel by car rather than on horseback.

Last week, a representative for Kensington Palace mentioned Princess Kate was “not anticipated to return to duties until approved by her medical team,” without providing a specific timeline.

An official verified on Thursday that Kate would not be present at the Colonel’s Review on June 8, which is a formal full-dress rehearsal for the Trooping the Color parade held exactly a week later in central London.

Kate revealed she was undergoing “preventive chemotherapy” in March after being diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer, discovered during an abdominal procedure a few months prior.

King Charles resumed his public appearances a few weeks back as his treatment continues, although Buckingham Palace indicated some would be rescheduled as the U.K. braces for general elections in early July.

Charles suspended most of his engagements in February following his diagnosis.


Haley Ott

Haley Ott is the international reporter for CBS News Digital, based in the CBS News London bureau.

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