Kate Middleton wears white for grand return at Trooping the Colour 2024

Kate Middleton Trooping the Colour 2024
Kate Middleton wore a white bow-trimmed dress for Saturday’s Trooping the Colour 2024 event. Getty Images

She’s back!

Kate Middleton delighted royal fans by joining the royal family during Saturday’s Trooping the Colour 2024 event in London, making her first public appearance of the year amid her recovery from cancer.

The Princess of Wales, 42 — who announced she had been undergoing chemotherapy for an unspecified form of cancer in March — wore a white long-sleeved coat dress trimmed with a black bow as she rode in a carriage with her children Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 9, and Prince Louis, 6, during King Charles III’s annual birthday parade.

The princess almost exclusively wears Alexander McQueen coat dresses to the annual event, and this year, she went with another beloved designer, Jenny Packham.

Middleton — who shared a moving Instagram post on Friday announcing her appearance at Trooping the Colour, which she has attended every year since her marriage — wore her hair pulled back and accessorized with a matching black-and-white Philip Treacy hat and her much-loved Cassandra Goad pearl earrings ($6,061).

She also added what appears to be a brooch representing the insignia of the Irish Guards, of which she serves as the honorary colonel.

As for the royal children, Princes George and Louis both looked dapper in a double-breasted suit and blue tie, while Princess Charlotte chose a navy blue look trimmed with a white bow to match her mother, sporting another white bow in her hair.

Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis attend the Trooping the Colour parade to honour Britain's King Charles on his official birthday in London, Britain, June 15, 2024.
She accessorized with a matching black-and-white Philip Treacy hat and her much-loved Cassandra Goad pearl earrings. REUTERS

Queen Camilla also coordinated with Middleton in an all-white look that included an oversized hat and simple coat dress.

Although a fan spotted the Prince and Princess of Wales shopping at a farm shop in Windsor on March 16, Saturday’s parade marks the first time the mom of three has formally attended an event since Christmas 2023.

“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,” the Princess of Wales wrote on Instagram Friday.

“I am making good progress, but as anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are
good days and bad days,” she added in the emotional caption.