Monday, June 17, 2024

Kate needs a chair, Charles is standing in the rain - have the two cancer patients taken on too much?

Mercury Kate needs a chair, Charles is standing in the rain - have the two cancer patients taken on too much? Susanne Kröber • 5 hours • 3 minutes reading time At the "Trooping the Colour" parade They wanted to show the world that the monarchy in Great Britain is not on shaky ground. But "Trooping the Colour" drained the strength of Princess Kate and King Charles. London - The reign of King Charles III (75) has not even been around for two years, but the monarch has already had to endure a few setbacks. The British royal family has been faced with its greatest challenge since the beginning of the year, as both King Charles and Princess Kate (42) were diagnosed with cancer within a very short space of time. Moment of weakness: Cancer-stricken Princess Kate has to watch the parade sitting down Despite ongoing cancer treatment, King Charles quickly returned to his appointments, and Princess Kate celebrated her acclaimed comeback at the "Trooping the Colour" birthday parade after having previously withdrawn from the public eye for almost six months. Kate presented herself radiantly in a white eye-catching dress by Jenny Packham with a matching hat by Philip Treacy. And while many experts had assumed that Catherine would only appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the end of the parade, she took part in the entire program. The ceremony on the Horse Guards Parade parade ground was particularly strenuous. The elaborately choreographed march past of the troops lasted over an hour. Princess Kate watched the spectacle from the Major General's building, together with her children Prince George (10), Princess Charlotte (9) and Prince Louis (6). But suddenly Kate had to be brought a chair - extremely unusual, as a palace insider revealed to Bild: "This moment surprised many in the palace. Normally, the parade is watched standing up. It is actually against royal rules for a member of the royal family to sit down during the parade.” Royal fans worried about his health: King Charles stands in the pouring rain for minutes Princess Kate will certainly not have to face criticism, however, as she was too relieved that she was able to take part in “Trooping the Colour” at all despite ongoing chemotherapy. But it was not just Kate who was struggling with the program, King Charles was also affected by the strain. As the monarch was the focus of the birthday parade, he could only rest during the carriage rides. A scene towards the end of the event in particular caused incomprehension. In pouring rain, King Charles saluted the passing troops again for minutes in front of Buckingham Palace before finally appearing on the balcony “I really don’t think King Charles should be standing around in the pouring rain. Surely they could have put up a shelter to protect him," complained one user on X (formerly Twitter). "I didn't think he looked good at all," said another comment. "He's going to get pneumonia," feared one X user - not an unjustified concern, after all, Charles' immune system is likely to be weakened by the cancer treatment. Let's hope that both King Charles and Princess Kate survived the rigors of the "Trooping the Colour" appearance unscathed. The amount of support the two have for each other is shown by a touching gesture from King Charles, who had a change made to Kate's balcony appearance. Sources used:,,,