Kate Middleton’s First Official Royal Appearance Since Abdominal Surgery Has Been Confirmed

Princess Kate Middleton is returning to her public duties soon! On Tuesday, the British Army announced on its website that Kate will inspect soldiers at Trooping the Colour on June 8. This will mark her first scheduled public appearance since undergoing abdominal surgery in January. The news comes one day after she was spotted for the first time since surgery on Monday. In photos obtained by TMZ, the 42-year-old royal was seen riding in the front seat of an SUV wearing sunglasses as her mother, Carole Middleton, drove the car near Windsor Castle. Kate’s recent absence from public life and Prince William dropping out of a memorial for his godfather, the late King Constantine of Greece, had many people speculating about her well-being. However, Kensington Palace told Access Hollywood last week that the mother of three is “doing well” and will resume public engagements around Easter as planned.