Kate Middleton offers a personal insight into her illness as she is ...

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Kate Middleton

Kate's personal message reads, 'I have been blown away by all the kind messages of support and encouragement over the last couple of months. It really has made the world of difference to William and me and has helped us both through some of the harder times.

'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.
My treatment is ongoing and will be 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.

'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. I am learning how to be patient, especially with uncertainty. Taking each day as it comes, listening to my body, and allowing myself to take this much needed time to heal.

‘Thank you so much for your continued understanding, and to all of you who have so bravely shared your stories with me.’

It marks the first time royal fans have since the Princess since March, when she shared her deeply moving video statement revealing her cancer diagnosis. The focus for the Princess throughout her illness has appeared to be the wellbeing of her children. Back in March, when disclosing she was battling the illness, she spoke of her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, saying she had delayed making the news public for their sake. She detailed, 'It has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be ok.

‘As I have said to them; I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal; in my mind, body and spirit. Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance too. As is the love, support and kindness that has been shown by so many of you. It means so much to us both.’ Meanwhile she said the couple were ‘ doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family’.

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