Kate Middleton: Princess of Wales pictured at the Trooping the Colour

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The Princess of Wales is taking part in the Trooping the Colour ceremony this morning.

After months of being away from public life after a cancer diagnosis earlier in the year, the Princess is making her first public appearance of the year.

Kate has been pictured in the back of a car with her husband William the Prince of Wales, and their children Prince George of Wales and Prince Louis of Wales, heading to Buckingham Palace before the King's Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour.

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The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II, and since 1748 it has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. More than 1,500 parading soldiers and almost 300 horses take part.

The Princess released a new picture and statement on Friday in which she announced her intention to attend, but said, in regards to her treatment, that she was “not out of the woods yet” and that she still had good days and bad days. Her nature of her cancer, which was discovered after planned abdominal surgery, has not been revealed.

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