Kate expresses pride in Irish Guards as she misses parade rehearsal

The Princess of Wales, Catherine, has conveyed her pride in the Irish Guards as she wrote a letter apologizing for her absence at a parade rehearsal on Saturday. Catherine, who is currently taking time off from her official duties after undergoing cancer treatment, usually attends the Colonel’s Review before the Trooping the Colour event.

In a letter signed Colonel Catherine, she expressed that it was a “great honor” to be the ceremonial leader of the Irish Guards and hoped to represent them again soon. Back in March, she disclosed that she was undergoing cancer treatment following post-operative tests after abdominal surgery in January.

Despite her absence, the Irish Guards were moved by the letter from their colonel, the Princess of Wales. They continue to send their best wishes for her recovery and well-being. The Trooping the Colour event, set to take place on June 15th, has been a tradition for over 260 years to celebrate the King’s birthday.

King Charles, who is also undergoing cancer treatment, has confirmed his participation in the event. Last year, he inspected the troops on horseback, but this time he will review them from an Ascot Landau carriage alongside Queen Camilla. The event is known for its grandeur and military spectacle, with the Royal Family usually gathering on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.