As the world eagerly awaits Kate Middleton’s return to her royal duties, it appears there will be a delay before the Princess of Wales resumes her customary schedule of public engagements, state functions, and philanthropic endeavors.

Kensington Palace has clarified in a statement to the BBC that Kate will refrain from her duties until she receives medical clearance from her healthcare team.

“The princess will only resume her duties once approved by her medical team,” a spokesperson affirmed.

Earlier this year, there was optimism among royal supporters regarding Kate’s imminent return to her activities, as the palace issued an official report outlining her involvement with the Center for Early Childhood. According to The Telegraph, Kate was actively engaged in remote work with her patronage as recently as March, just before disclosing her cancer diagnosis and commencing preventive chemotherapy.

The palace’s unusual announcement aligns with Prince William’s updates to well-wishers at various events, where he mentioned that Kate is “progressing well” as he resumes his regular royal duties.

Three years ago, Middleton launched The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, a cause that remains profoundly significant to her, as confirmed by Kensington Palace.

“Her dedication to early childhood development will continue to be a focal point of her public engagements,” the palace spokesperson reiterated.

Christian Guy, the project’s executive director, revealed that Kate is pleased to witness the charity’s sustained efforts while she concentrates on her recovery. He conveyed her enthusiasm for the foundation’s endeavors and her contentment with its ongoing advancement in her absence.

In an interview with MailOnline, a royal insider confirmed that Kate has remained closely engaged with the initiative and the Royal Foundation Business Taskforce for Early Childhood, a collaborative effort involving several prominent companies aimed at promoting early childhood development.

“The Princess of Wales played a pivotal role in establishing the business task force,” the insider disclosed. “She has been kept informed of its progress since its inception, including reviewing the report and receiving updates.”