Princess Catherine’s return to official duties confirmed for king Charles III’s birthday celebrations

Princess Catherine, the Princess of Wales, is set to make her first official appearance since undergoing surgery in January, as confirmed by the Ministry of Defence on Tuesday. She will attend the birthday celebrations of her father-in-law, King Charles III, on June 8, marking her return to official duties.

Initially announced by the British Army on its official website, Catherine will participate in reviewing soldiers as part of the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony. However, her attendance has not been formally confirmed by Kate and William’s Kensington Palace office.

In contrast, King Charles III, currently undergoing treatment for cancer, is scheduled to review troops during the main event of Trooping the Colour on June 15, as listed on the army’s website.

Recently, Charles held an in-person audience with finance minister Jeremy Hunt ahead of the government’s official budget announcement. The British head of state, appearing in a blue suit and a light tie, was photographed welcoming Hunt at Buckingham Palace in central London.

This announcement follows Catherine’s public sighting on Monday, her first since undergoing abdominal surgery in mid-January. Photos published by US outlet TMZ captured her appearance, generating significant interest and speculation surrounding her health and return to official duties.