Kensington Palace Makes Rare Comment on Kate Middleton’s Recovery and Return-to-Work Date

June 6, 2024 | by

Kensington Palace has given a rare update on Kate Middleton as she continues her cancer treatment and recovery journey out of the public eye. A spokesperson told Us Weekly that Kate’s return-to-work date is very up in the air for good reason. “We have been really clear that [Kate] needs the space and the privacy to recover right now,” the palace rep said. “She will return to work when she has had the green light from doctors.”

A source told the outlet that Kate’s role when she resumes royal duties might be different. Her team is “reevaluating what she’s going to be able to take on when she comes back. She may never come back in the role that people saw her in before.” They added her recovery is “going well.”

Kate publicly shared her cancer diagnosis in March, saying cancer had been found in her body after she had planned abdominal surgery in January.

“At the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous,” she said. “The surgery was successful, however, tests after the operation found cancer had been present. My medical team therefore advised that I should go a course of preventative chemotherapy, and I’m now in the early stages of that treatment.”

She asked for privacy, saying, “We hope that you’ll understand that as a family, we now need some time, space, and privacy while I complete my treatment. My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy, and I look forward to being back when I am able. But for now, I must focus on making a full recovery.”


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