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No, Kate Middleton Did Not Have to Apologize to the Irish Guards

Kate Middleton wears a pink dress in front of a sunset

The Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, apologized in a letter for her absence at the final rehearsal of Trooping the Colour. This annual event celebrates the birthday of the British sovereign, currently Charles III. The rehearsal took place on Saturday, June 8 in London, in preparation for the official ceremony on June 15.

Colonel of the Irish Guards, Kate Middleton sent a letter to the soldiers to express her regret for not being able to attend this review. "I am proud of the entire regiment," she wrote, adding that being their colonel is a great honor. Her letter was read to the soldiers by Lieutenant General James Bucknall.

Kate Middleton has been absent from public life since December, for reasons beyond her control. She was appointed colonel by Charles III in December 2022. Since the announcement of her illness last March, she has withdrawn from the public scene. Recently, she was unable to accompany Prince William to Normandy for the D-Day commemorations.

Kate Middleton’s absence from public events continues to cause concern. Her presence on the Buckingham balcony during the June 15 ceremony is not yet confirmed. Since the announcement of her illness, she has not been seen in public. The princess revealed her health condition in a video broadcast in March on the BBC.

In conclusion of her letter, Kate Middleton expressed hope to represent the regiment again soon. "I am sorry not to be present this year, but I hope to be able to represent you very soon," she wrote to the Irish Guards. We sincerely hope that her wish will be granted.