Princess of Wales 'making good progress' with cancer battle but admits she's 'not out of the woods yet'


Kate Middleton said she is "making good progress" after being diagnosed with cancer but admitted that she is "not out of the woods yet".

The Princess of Wales has been undergoing chemotherapy since being told she had the disease earlier this year. On Friday, she released her first personal message since announcing her diagnosis back in March.

The 42-year-old confirmed that she was still undergoing treatment and would be for a few more months. She said that she was "making good progress" but that there are "good and bad days".

She said: "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 "ongoing and will be for a few more months" but said she is starting to work from home when her health allows.

She has also confirmed that she will be attending The King’s Birthday Parade at Trooping the Colour this weekend and hopes to join a few public engagements over the summer.

However she acknowledged that she was "not out of the woods yet". Kate said that she has been "blown away" by all the all the kind messages of support and encouragement over the last couple of months.

She said: "It really has made the world of difference to William and me and has helped us both through some of the harder times." The princess said that she was taking each day as it comes, listening to her body and taking time to heal. She ended her message by thanking people for their understand and "bravely" sharing their stories with her.

Trooping the Colour, held on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, is a major fixture in the Royal's calendar and marks the sovereign's birthday. The King has confirmed his attendance, despite his own cancer battle.

The parade involves more than 1,400 officers and soldiers, around 200 horses and over 400 musicians. After the ceremony, members of the royal family traditionally gather on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch a fly-past by the Royal Air Force.