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Kate Middleton shares first statement to celebrate new title as she recovers

Prince William, Kate Middleton celebrate new titles as the Princess of Wales regains health

By Web Desk
March 01, 2024
Prince William, Princess Kate celebrate new titles
Prince William, Princess Kate celebrate new titles

Prince William and Kate Middleton have delighted fans as they celebrated their big milestone together on social media as the Princess of Wales showed good progress while recovering from major abdominal surgery.

The Prince and Princess of Wales's social media accounts have shared their first joint statement since royal health worries, celebrating their new titles while marking St David’s Day.  

On Friday, Kensington Palace released an adorable video with the statement of Prince William and Princess Kate on social media accounts.

In her first statement since surgery, Kate along with William, stated: "Proud to be Colonel and Colonel-in-Chief of the Welsh Guards and 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards. Happy St David’s Day!"

It is to mention here that the royal aids scrambled on Friday morning to fix a social media post that incorrectly stated Prince William and Princess Kate’s new royal ranks. As March 1 marks St David’s Day, it is a national festival that has been a day of celebration in Wales since the 12th century, recognising Saint David – and an important event in the royal calendar.

Last year, the royal couple marked the special occasion by visiting the Welsh Guard for the St David's Day Parade.

From Prince William and Kate’s public X account, palace insiders initially posted that the couple were "proud to be Patrons of both the Welsh Guards and the Queen’s Dragoon Guards." However, quickly realising these are not the official ranks of the Prince and Princess of Wales the post was swiftly changed.

Kate was appointed as the Colonel-in-Chief of 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards by King Charles in August 2023. While, William became Colonel of the Welsh Guards in December 2022.

William and Kate's latest statement comes day after the Palace shared a major update on Kate's recovery to put the rumours of Kate's "coma conspiracy" to rest, saying: "Kensington Palace made it clear in January the timelines of the princess’ recovery and we’d only be providing significant updates. That guidance stands.”