Amidst the uncertainty surrounding Kate Middleton’s health and her recent abdominal procedure, there’s some news that will intrigue royal enthusiasts. Reports indicate that the Princess of Wales is scheduled to make her first official engagement since her surgery on June 8.

According to Hello!, Kate will review Trooping the Colour on that date, one week ahead of the main event. The review by Her Royal Highness mirrors that of His Majesty The King, albeit with the addition of extra mounted officers in the presence of the king.

Over 1400 soldiers from the Household Division and The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will participate, including 400 musicians from the Massed Bands, all parading on Horse Guards for the formal review.

Having a set date for Kate’s return to royal duties could help alleviate concerns among those who have interpreted the limited information surrounding her surgery as a cause for worry.

Speculation has been rampant recently regarding the severity of Kate’s condition, with some suggesting it might be more serious than the Palace has acknowledged. Despite the Palace’s reassurances that Kate is “doing well,” the scarcity of details has allowed speculation to flourish unchecked.

Adding fuel to the speculation fire was the recent absence of any public sightings or photographs of the Princess of Wales since Christmas. This drought was broken yesterday when a photo emerged of Kate sitting in a car with her mother, Carol Middleton, outside Windsor Castle.

The photo marked Kate’s first public appearance in 70 days, triggering another wave of speculation. Despite reassurances from the Royal Family that Kate is simply taking time to recover away from the public eye, the sighting reignited curiosity and conjecture.

We join in sending our best wishes to Kate Middleton for a swift recovery. It’s reassuring to know that she’s on the mend and has a set date for her return to royal duties.