King Charles and Kate Middleton to attend birthday parade | EUROtoday

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LONDON — The British monarch is celebrating his official birthday Saturday with a navy parade and the standard pomp. But this time will likely be completely different. The king has most cancers. He is not going to experience a horse. And his daughter-in-law Princess Catherine, additionally present process therapy for most cancers, will likely be making her first public look since Christmas.

For the royal household, this can be a present of consistency — and humanity.

The Princess of Wales, nonetheless popularly often called Kate Middleton, launched a deeply private notice Friday about her intention to affix for the Trooping the Colour parade.

“I am making good progress, but as anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are good days and bad days,” she wrote. “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.”

Neither Catherine nor King Charles III has revealed what kind of most cancers they’ve, nor the small print of their therapies.


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The king, 75, has returned to public duties since his February analysis. He seems good. But his appearances have been restricted. He hosted a backyard celebration at Buckingham Palace. He was in France final week to honor the troopers of D-Day.

Catherine, 42, who underwent stomach surgical procedure in January and revealed her most cancers analysis in March, wrote Friday that her therapy will proceed “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.”

Her assertion was accompanied by {a photograph} of her standing alone underneath a weeping willow on the Windsor Estate.

She mentioned she was wanting ahead to attending the king’s birthday parade along with her household and hoped to affix “a few public engagements over the summer.”

But she added, “I am not out of the woods yet.”

She wrote, “I am learning how to be patient, especially with uncertainty.”

The annual Trooping the Colour parade is a visible extravaganza, that includes 1,400 parading troopers, 400 musicians and 242 navy horses.

Last yr, Charles took half on horseback, carrying a tall black bearskin cap, as he carried out an inspection of the troops. He is a talented horseman and former aggressive polo participant. But this yr he’ll arrive at Horse Guards Parade in a carriage, with Queen Camilla by his aspect.

One of the horses within the king’s escort, Tennyson, was amongst those that galloped via central London after being spooked by development work in April. Another two, Trojan and Vanquish, are offering ceremonial guard for the royal palaces. The two horses most significantly injured in that episode, Vida and Quaker, are nonetheless receiving veterinary care.

The monarch’s birthday ceremonies contain the presentation of regimental flags, known as “colours.” The king’s flag is “trooped” or carried via the navy ranks, a centuries-old custom initially designed to impress upon younger troopers which flag to rally round in battle.

The birthday parade just isn’t held on Charles’s precise birthday. That is Nov. 14. But successive monarchs have celebrated their official birthdays in June, maximizing the potential for first rate British climate.