Kate Middleton Won't Return to Work Until Her Doctors Give the "Green Light"

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As Kate Middleton continues receive treatment for cancer, she is being kept updated on her work to improve early childhood.

The Princess of Wales is "excited" by new developments with the business task force she launched last year, according to a Kensington Palace spokesperson. "The Princess of Wales was the driving force behind the business task force. She has been kept up to date since the inception of the task force and she has read the report and been briefed on it," the spokesperson said.

This is not an indication that Kate is returning to work, however. "This is a clear commitment she has made that throughout her life of public service that this will be focus. That will continue when she returns to work," a senior royal aide said, per the Daily Mail. "But we have been really clear that she needs the space and the privacy to recover right now. She will return to work when she has had the green light from doctors."

What that "green light" looks like is as yet unclear; no specific timeline has been set on Kate's possible return to royal duties, nor will Kensington Palace be providing further updates on her treatment. When she first shared her cancer diagnosis in late March, the Princess of Wales said, "My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy and I look forward to being back when I am able, but for now I must focus on making a full recovery."

At the time, a Palace spokesperson said, "The Princess will return to official duties when she is cleared to do so by her medical team. She is in good spirits and is focused on making a full recovery."

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