Kate Middleton’s role in annual Trooping the Colour revealed amid cancer battle

Kate Middleton’s role in the British monarchy’s annual Trooping the Colour festivities has been revealed as she continues to battle cancer in private.

The Princess of Wales will once again serve as the honorary colonel of the Irish Guards, which are trooping its flag at the parade this year, the place confirmed; however, she will not take the salute at the traditional Colonel’s Review on June 8.

It’s unclear if Middleton, 42, will join the royal family at the official Trooping the Colour on June 15, which she has attended every year since marrying Prince William in 2011 with exception to the 2020 and 2021 events, which were scaled down in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kate Middleton will once again serve as the honorary colonel of the Irish Guards at this year’s Trooping the Colour. Getty Images
However, the Princess of Wales won’t be attending rehearsals for the festivities as she continues to battle cancer. Getty Images

It does seem unlikely that Middleton will appear at the celebration, as the Daily Beast reported last week that she will cease public events for the remainder of the year.

“Lots of people involved in planning need to know what all the principals are doing a long way in advance,” a royal source explained to the outlet last Friday.

“I am told that Kate’s diary for this year is empty. There is nothing planned. She may not appear in public for the rest of the year.”

It’s unclear if she’ll attend the actual event on June 15. Getty Images
Middleton hasn’t missed a Trooping the Colour since marrying Prince William in 2011. Getty Images

A supposed friend of Middleton and the Prince of Wales, 41, also told the outlet that she’s focusing on her mental health as she continues to recover from her preventative chemotherapy treatments.

“The key thing for her now is avoiding any kind of stress or anxiety and just getting on with the business of getting better,” the insider added.

“They will bail out and be off to Sandringham the moment school breaks up.”

An alleged friend of the royal family told the Daily Beast last week that the Princess of Wales has cleared her diary for the rest of the year. Getty Images
However, another source said she’s “turned a corner” in her cancer treatment. Getty Images

A family friend shared this week that Middleton has “turned a corner” in her cancer battle.

“It has been a great relief that she is tolerating the medication and is actually doing a lot better,” the pal told Vanity Fair Tuesday.

The friend added that Middleton’s cancer has been “a very challenging and worrying time” for the royals, but her immediate family has “rallied around her.”