Palace Source Says Private Letter from Kate Middleton Shouldn't Be "Overanalyzed"

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Kate Middleton dropped a note to the Irish Guards to apologize for missing out on the "Colonel's Review" ahead of Trooping the Colour, and everyone's reading allll the way into her using the words "very soon."

ICYMI, the Princess of Wales wrote "Please pass my apologies to the whole Regiment, however I do hope that I am able to represent you all once again very soon." But according to a palace source who spoke to the Daily Beast, the use of "very soon" is being way over-analyzed since Kate doesn't plan to return to public duties in the near future.

"I think to pick through the wording of her letter looking for clues to her intentions is a mistake," the source said. "I am sure she does hope to be able to represent the Irish Guards again ‘very soon’ in an uncomplicated, normal understanding of that sentiment."

The insider added that "My understanding is that there is no timeframe for Catherine returning to public duties. I actually don’t think her note implies she is going to be charging down to their headquarters to inspect a parade next month. I honestly think it’s just a classic case of the Waleses not feeling they need to ask for advice when it comes to sending a simple letter."

As for speculation that Kate could still appear on the balcony at Trooping the Colour this weekend, a family friend said "I think this idea that Kate is suddenly going to pop up on the balcony on Saturday is far-fetched. It would be wonderful, of course, but more than slightly bizarre given that she bowed out of the colonel’s review."

Plus, "The royals typically have a light schedule over the summer months, so it would seem odd to make a big push for her to return now."


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