Kate Middleton Speaks Out: 'Good and Bad Days' and Reveals Public Appearance Plans

"I have been blown away by all the kind messages of support and encouragement over the last couple of months."

by Sead Dedovic
Kate Middleton Speaks Out: 'Good and Bad Days' and Reveals Public Appearance Plans
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Kate Middleton and her health condition have been a daily topic of discussion ever since it was confirmed that Middleton is battling cancer. Fans are concerned and asking the question: Is Kate getting better?

It's an understatement to say that fans of the British royal family, especially Kate Middleton, were shocked today when the latest photo of the ill Princess of Wales was posted on the Kensington Palace social media profiles.

The post was perfectly timed, just a day before the ceremonial Trooping the Colour celebration, and Kate Middleton herself commented on speculations about whether she would appear tomorrow on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

The 42-year-old princess, who hasn't been seen in public since January when she underwent surgery, and in March was compelled, due to increasing public pressure, to reveal her battle with cancer and undergoing preventive chemotherapy.

Although she still has no intention of returning to her official duties, focusing on her own recovery, she feels well enough for some important appearances in the months ahead, starting with tomorrow's appearance at Trooping the Colour.

With the new portrait captured by photographer Matt Porteous, featuring Kate Middleton in jeans and a jacket leaning against a tree with her arms crossed, gazing towards the sky, comes an extended post.

Middleton emphasized from the start that she is incredibly grateful for the support pouring in day by day, which gives her strength to battle this hard illness. She admitted that such messages have eased the burdens she faces and that she intends to continue fighting. Middleton acknowledged that it can be challenging to draw definitive conclusions about her condition since she sometimes feels great and other times not so much. However, she is determined to make the most of the good days and focus on positive things.

"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. "- Kate said.

Her treatment is still ongoing and will continue for several more months. She plans to make the most of the good days and engage in activities that make her happy and energized. While aware of the seriousness of this illness, Middleton strives to maintain optimism, which is crucial in her battle.

"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.

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."- she continued.

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Like anyone confronting a severe illness, it is not always easy to maintain a positive view on certain days or to have persistent faith in yourself and the prospect of recovery. For overcoming such challenges, the support of loved ones is absolutely essential. Middleton's family must now provide support and be a crucial pillar of strength when it is most needed. She has not overlooked the importance of expressing her gratitude to those who have stood by her side; from her family and close friends to her devoted fans. Their  support and encouragement have been valuable in helping her to win this battle.

"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."- she said.

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

March and Confirmation of Kate Middleton's Diagnosis

Let's remember, in March of this year, Kensington Palace confirmed that Middleton is undergoing treatment for cancer. Through social media, in an emotional post, she emphasized that the diagnosis was a shock to her and requested privacy during these difficult times.

 "This of course came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family."- Middletone said.

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