Catherine is expected to attend the June event amidst confusion, with Charles set to miss Commonwealth Day.

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Speculation regarding the well-being of the Princess of Wales remained ongoing on Tuesday as British authorities revealed that Catherine is set to participate in a Trooping the Colour ceremony in June — marking her first confirmed official engagement following abdominal surgery — without prior consultation with Kensington Palace.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced on Tuesday that Kate, aged 42, will be inspecting soldiers on parade during the June 8 ceremony.

The ceremonial events of the day and the subsequent weekend are annual highlights in the royal calendar, featuring grand birthday parades to honor the reigning monarch, which traditionally attract large crowds each June. This centuries-old tradition dates back over 260 years.

However, various British media outlets have reported that Kensington Palace was not consulted regarding Catherine’s anticipated return to official duties. The Telegraph claimed the MOD had acted prematurely, while the Daily Mail cited a royal source stating that only the palace has the authority to announce the attendance of the Prince or Princess of Wales at royal events.

“Kensington Palace has not provided confirmation, but if the reports are accurate, it would mark the Princess of Wales’s first scheduled engagement since her recent surgery, potentially dispelling online rumors suggesting a more serious health condition,” remarked GB News royal correspondent Cameron Walker on Tuesday morning.

In the midst of speculations about the health of Catherine and King Charles since mid-January, when announcements were made within a short timeframe about Catherine’s surgery and Charles’s upcoming treatment for an enlarged prostate.

In late January, the palace conveyed in a statement that Catherine was recovering well, had returned home to Windsor, and was not expected to resume public duties until after Easter. By February, Buckingham Palace disclosed Charles’s cancer diagnosis, independent of his prostate issue, prompting him to suspend his public engagements.

Recent events, such as Prince William’s absence from King Constantine’s memorial service and Queen Camilla’s temporary withdrawal from royal duties, have fueled speculation about Catherine’s whereabouts. The circulation of new photos showing Catherine in a car with her mother over the weekend intensified the rumors, potentially marking the first official sighting of her since Christmas Day.

Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace announced that Charles will be absent from upcoming engagements to commemorate Commonwealth Day as he continues his cancer treatment, with Camilla filling in for him. Camilla will lead the senior royals in attendance, including Prince William but not Catherine.

In other news, Charles was seen meeting with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ahead of Wednesday’s budget presentation, with the unusual release of a photograph from their private meeting noted by the BBC.

Royal expert Richard Kay expressed concerns in the Daily Mail, stating that the pervasive uncertainties surrounding the Royal Family are pushing them towards a potential crisis. Amidst a lack of concrete information and mounting challenges, the stability of the royal household, previously taken for granted during the late Queen’s reign, now appears to be in a precarious state.


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