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Best of the Web: Cognitive Warfare, Mental Manipulation and the Tyranny of Digital Transformation

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A centuries-old plan to control humanity on a micro-level is being enforced through the construction of a new bio-digital prison system. Relegated to mere conspiracy theory by legacy media and vehemently denied by accused conspirators, the plan continues unabated with only pockets of resistance — nowhere near enough to bring the house of cards down.

The plan has been identified by many throughout the decades. It is both simple and complex; subtle yet overt; ancient yet contemporary; and alluring yet appalling. Under the guise of safety, convenience, and inclusion, humanity is being primed to accept complete and total surveillance as a condition of simple existence in a "brave new world." That's the plan in a nutshell. What follows are the gory details.

The Era of Cognitive Warfare

To accelerate the paradigm shift toward total surveillance, cognitive warfare (CW) - a significant upgrade over mere psyops of the past - has been declared on the global population. The purpose of this war is to modify human thought, belief, behavior, and identity. According to a 2021 NATO report, cognitive warfare is defined as (emphasis added throughout):

Comment: And for a really deep dive into this overarching and malevolent agenda see:


Bad Guys

US military ran secret COVID-19 psy-op against China AND its Sinovac vaccine during lockdowns, across M.E and Asia - Reuters

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© AFP/China Out.FILE: A woman undergoing a nucleic acid test for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Lianyungang in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on October 19, 2022.
The US military ran a secret psychological operation to undermine China during the COVID-19 pandemic, an investigation has found.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the US military launched a secret operation to manipulate and neutralize what it deemed to be a Chinese threat posed by Beijing's growing clout in the Philippines, Reuters reported Saturday.

The Philippines was among the worst-hit nations affected by the deadly virus.


Comment: That may be because the Philippines had what numerous mainstream outlets reported as one of the world's 'longest and strictest' lockdowns.


To undermine China, the Americans launched a disinformation campaign in the Philippines, claiming the Chinese had not only developed and spread the virus but were providing cheap masks and fake vaccines to other nations to gain geopolitical influence.

Comment: Al Jazeera reports:
US ran secret anti-vax campaign to undermine China's COVID efforts: Report

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States military launched a secret campaign to counter what it perceived as China's growing influence in the Philippines, a nation hit especially hard by the deadly virus, an investigation by the Reuters news agency has found.

Through phony internet accounts meant to impersonate Filipinos, the military's propaganda efforts morphed into an anti-vaccination campaign, Reuters reported in a story released on Friday. Social media posts decried the quality of face masks, test kits and the first vaccine that would become available in the Philippines - China's Sinovac inoculation.


In the same way that Russia's Sputnik-V vaccine was not only smeared, but was also outright refused authorisation in the West; and likely because there was a sinister reason the establishment wanted to push its own mRNA jabs: RNA Vaccines, Obedience and Eugenics


The clandestine operation has not been previously reported. It aimed to sow doubt about the safety and efficacy of vaccines and other life-saving aid that was being supplied by China, the Reuters investigation found.

"COVID came from China and the VACCINE also came from China, don't trust China!" one typical tweet from July 2020 read. The words were posted next to a photo of a syringe beside a Chinese flag and a soaring chart of infections. Another post read: "From China - PPE, Face Mask, Vaccine: FAKE. But the Coronavirus is real."


The US military's anti-vax effort began in the spring of 2020 and expanded beyond Southeast Asia before it was terminated in mid-2021.

The Pentagon tailored the campaign to local audiences across Central Asia and the Middle East using a combination of fake social media accounts on multiple platforms to spread fear of China's vaccines among Muslims at a time when the virus was killing tens of thousands of people each day.

A key part of the strategy: amplify the disputed contention that, because vaccines sometimes contain pork gelatin, China's shots could be considered forbidden under Islamic law.

The military programme started under former President Donald Trump and continued months into Joe Biden's presidency - even after alarmed social media executives warned the new administration that the Pentagon had been trafficking in COVID misinformation, Reuters said.

The Biden White House issued an edict in spring 2021 banning the anti-vax effort, which also disparaged vaccines produced by other rivals, and the Pentagon initiated an internal review.

Spokespeople for Trump and Biden did not respond to requests for comment about the clandestine programme, Reuters reported.

A senior Department of Defense official acknowledged the US military engaged in secret propaganda to disparage China's vaccine in the developing world, but the unnamed official declined to provide details.

A Pentagon spokeswoman said the US military "uses a variety of platforms, including social media, to counter those malign influence attacks aimed at the US, allies and partners". She alleged China started a "disinformation campaign to falsely blame the United States for the spread of COVID-19".


As was evident throughout the contrived coronavirus crisis, the West used every means at their disposal - not just a few hundred social media accounts - to spread propaganda and control the narrative.


'Dismayed, disappointed, disillusioned'

In an email, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it has long maintained the US government manipulates social media and spreads misinformation.

A spokesperson for the Philippines Department of Health said the "findings by Reuters deserve to be investigated and heard by the appropriate authorities of the involved countries".

Some American public health experts condemned the Pentagon programme, saying it put civilians in jeopardy for potential geopolitical gain.

"I don't think it's defensible," said Daniel Lucey, an infectious disease specialist at Dartmouth College's Geisel School of Medicine. "I'm extremely dismayed, disappointed and disillusioned to hear that the US government would do that."

The effort to stoke fear about Chinese inoculations risked undermining overall public trust in government health initiatives, including US-made vaccines that became available later, Lucey and others said.

Although the Chinese vaccines were found to be less effective than the American-led shots by Pfizer and Moderna, all were approved by the World Health Organization. Sinovac did not respond to a request for comment.


There's no strong evidence showing any of the vaccines had any impact on transmission nor infection, however there is a growing body of evidence showing the West's experimental mRNA injections caused a great number of slight and grave side effects, as well as a surge in excess deaths following their roll out.


"It should have been in our interest to get as much vaccine in people's arms as possible," said Greg Treverton, former chairman of the US National Intelligence Council, which coordinates the analysis and strategy of Washington's many spy agencies.

What the Pentagon did, Treverton said, "crosses a line".



USA

A top US senator has betrayed Washington's worst kept secret about Ukraine

FILE PHOTO: Lindsey Graham.
© Susan Walsh - Pool / Getty ImagesFILE PHOTO: Lindsey Graham.
US Senator Lindsey Graham, a reliably hawkish Republican who loves provocative statements, has caused a fresh stir by saying the quiet part out loud. In a recent interview on the CBS program "Face the Nation," Graham argued that Washington must not permit Russia to win the war in Ukraine because of the rich deposits of critical minerals on Ukraine's territory, which are worth 10 to 12 trillion dollars, according to the senator.

In particular, Graham made three claims: First, that Russian control over this "gold mine" would enrich Moscow and enable it to share the extracted minerals with China; second, that Ukraine, if it retains control over them, could be "the richest country in all of Europe" and "the best business partner we ever dreamed of"; and, third, that therefore the outcome of the war in Ukraine is a "very big deal." Indeed, according to Graham, the stakes are so high that the US must help Kiev win "a war we can't afford to lose."

Comment:
1) The article is a comment on the news announced in this article:
The empire needs resources: Ukraine is a 'gold mine' - US senator
Not only the natural resources of Ukraine are interesting for Western investors, the US and allies would like to balkanize Russia.
NATO state's PM calls for breakup of Russia
'West wants to defeat Russia militarily to get access to its wealth' - Hungarian premier Orban

2) While Western politicians will be the first to shout democracy, they tend to forget the Greek context and its mythology in which topics like Nemesis and Hubris were a part. About Nemesis, the Wiki begins:
In ancient Greek religion and myth, Nemesis [...] was the goddess who personified retribution for the sin of hubris; arrogance before the gods.

Etymology[edit]
The name Nemesis is derived from the Greek word νέμειν, némein, meaning "to give what is due",[2] from Proto-Indo-European *nem- "distribute".[3]
About Hubris, the Wiki has:
Hubris (/ˈhjuːbrɪs/; from Ancient Greek ὕβρις (húbris) 'pride, insolence, outrage'), or less frequently hybris (/ˈhaɪbrɪs/),[1] describes a personality quality of extreme or excessive pride[2] or dangerous overconfidence and complacency,[3] often in combination with (or synonymous with) arrogance.[4] The term arrogance comes from the Latin adrogare, meaning "to feel that one has a right to demand certain attitudes and behaviors from other people". To arrogate means "to claim or seize without justification... To make undue claims to having",[5] or "to claim or seize without right... to ascribe or attribute without reason".[6] The term pretension is also associated with the term hubris, but is not synonymous with it.[7][need quotation to verify]

According to studies, hubris, arrogance, and pretension are related to the need for victory (even if it does not always mean winning) instead of reconciliation, which "friendly" groups might promote.[8] Hubris is usually perceived as a characteristic of an individual rather than a group, although the group the offender belongs to may suffer collateral consequences from wrongful acts. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence, accomplishments, or capabilities. The adjectival form of the noun hubris/hybris is hubristic/hybristic.[1]

The term hubris originated in Ancient Greek,[9] where it had several different meanings depending on the context. In legal usage, it meant assault or sexual crimes and theft of public property,[10] and in religious usage it meant emulation of divinity or transgression against a god.[11]
3) There is also a saying: "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad" The Wiki begins:
The saying Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad, sometimes given in Latin as Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat (literally: Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first deprives of reason) or Quem Iuppiter vult perdere, dementat prius (literally: Those whom Jupiter wishes to destroy, he first deprives of reason) has been used in English literature since at least the 17th century. Although sometimes falsely attributed to Euripides, the phrase does have classical Greek antecedents.
While it might be presumptuous to pass fast and general judgements on political elites, there is still a trend and even Western commentators with a philosophical leaning, might reluctantly agree that it is an interesting exercise to consider where the classical terms have a better fit. From this perspective, statements like those from Lindsey Graham on the usefulness of Ukraine for the US, are helpful for removing doubts, though others might say, Graham adds nothing new, since it was "Washington's worst kept secret about Ukraine", rather than Washington's best kept, whatever that might be.


Bullseye

Best of the Web: UN: Israel killed own citizens on October 7 under 'Hannibal Directive'

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Israeli Brigadier General Barak Hiram ordered an Israeli tank to fire on a house full of Israeli hostages taken captive by Hamas in Kibbutz Be'eri on Oct 7, 2023
The Israeli military likely killed more than a dozen of its own citizens during the October 7 attacks, a United Nations investigation has alleged.


Comment: Bearing in mind the UN is extremely conservative (and even biased in favor of Israel-the West) in its verdicts, this is rather damning; and one would expect that further, even more incriminating, revelations of Israel's role in Oct 7, its incitement of the attack, and stand down order, are still to come.


The report by the UN commission investigating the attack on Israel and the subsequent war in Gaza documented "strong indications" that the "Hannibal Directive" was used in several instances that day, "harming Israelis at the same time as striking Palestinian militants."

The directive - officially revoked in 2016 - was put in place to prevent the capture of Israeli soldiers by enemy forces who may use them as bargaining chips, allowing troops to open fire even if it caused the death of a comrade.

Comment: This conclusion was being reported on from as early as 23rd October: Hannibal Directive: Israel's forces responsible for Israeli civilian & military deaths following October 7 attack, testimony reveals

See also: Israeli hostages describe Hamas' treatment: signs of 'Stockholm syndrome', given 'cynical' birthday cake, 'moved location often'

Meanwhile Israel and fellow cheerleaders of genocide put on a recent exhibition of Oct 7th, which is rather revealing, indeed:




Newspaper

Convoy carrying Mexico's next president crashes, killing 1 aide

Mexico's future President Claudia Sheinbaum
© AP Photo/Eduardo VerdugoMexico's future President Claudia Sheinbaum waves before the start of her press conference at her campaign headquarters, in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 11, 2024.
A highway accident Friday involving an SUV carrying aides to Claudia Sheinbaum, who won Mexico's June 2 presidential elections, has resulted in at least one fatality. Sheinbaum was not injured.

Sheinbaum's spokesman said the advance car hit another vehicle on a highway in the northern state of Coahuila, and that one person in the other car was killed. Several Sheinbaum aides were being treated for injuries suffered in the crash.

Sheinbaum was traveling in another vehicle in the convoy well behind the advance car and was not injured. While she has not yet been formally declared president-elect, she won by a wide margin and a formal declaration of her victory is expected soon.

Comment: It's probably a simple accident, but, given Mexico's battle with the cartels, as well as the recent spike in assassination attempts, threats, as well as other unusual occurrences with world leaders, it's worth noting:


Pyramid

Vanessa Beeley: Reasons why Egypt is not a friend of Palestine Part 1 - the economic trap

Egypt has long been responsible for the collective punishment of Palestinians while feigning sympathy.

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Our path to Palestine will not be covered with a red carpet or with yellow sand. Our path to Palestine will be covered with blood... In order that we may liberate Palestine, the Arab nation must unite, the Arab armies must unite, and a unified plan of action must be established. Gamal Abdul Nasser 1965
Egypt's pivotal role as an ally and supporter of the Palestinian cause degraded dramatically after the suspected assassination of President Gamal Abdul Nasser in 1967 when Nasser was only 52 and known to be in excellent health.

Nasser was succeeded by Anwar Sadat who deceived and betrayed Syria during the 1973 October war or the Yom Kippur war as Zionists have named it. Sadat developed a close relationship with war criminal Henry Kissinger which proved deadly for the nationalist movements in the region who opposed normalisation with the genocidal Zionist entity and supported the central Palestinian cause.

Kissinger astutely perceived Sadat as someone who could be persuaded to capitulate to Israeli 'peace' demands which he did in 1979 with the Camp David agreement.

Camp David was considered a betrayal of the Palestinian Resistance liberation movement and of the legitimate claims of neighbouring states to their land and sovereignty.

In May 2000 Kissinger wrote about Sadat:

Skull

The Grayzone targeted in US govt-backed 'enemies of Ukraine' list

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The US government-backed Ukrainian outlet "Data Journalism Agency" has just released a report attacking Americans as enemies for opposing military aid to Ukraine. The Grayzone is included alongside hundreds of others from both the political right and left.

The new Ukrainian report, titled "Roller Coaster: From Trumpists to Communists. The forces in the U.S. impeding aid to Ukraine and how they do it," intends to smear American politicians, journalists, and social media influencers as tools of Russia, writing:

"Most of the people in our study do not have direct, proven ties to the Russian government or propagandists. However, the arguments they use to urge authorities to distance themselves from Ukraine echo key messages of Russian propaganda aimed at depriving Ukrainians of the ability to defend themselves with Western weapons and funds. (emphasis added)"

Comment: The Mirotvorets Center casts a wide net indeed. It would be laughable, except for the crazies who take it seriously and act on it:


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Medvedev: The time of colonial powers 'is over'

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© Sputnik / Alexey MaishevDeputy head of the Russia's Security Council and chairman of the United Russia political party Dmitry Medvedev.
A growing number of countries want to discard the vestiges of imperialism, the former Russian president has argued

A growing number of countries want to break free from colonial legacies, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said.

Numerous former imperial powers in the West have imposed unprecedented sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict, triggering accusations from Moscow of neocolonialist policies.

Medvedev, who currently serves as deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, made the comments in an opinion piece titled 'The time of colonial powers is over' for the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper. The article was published ahead of a series of international events in the city of Vladivostok, dedicated to Russia's chairmanship of the BRICS group.

Comment: More Medvedev unplugged, comment on the clown-show "peace talks" in Switzerland, to which Russia is not invited:

Full text:

Dmitry Medvedev: The President spoke at the Foreign Ministry collegium. What, in my opinion, should be paid special attention to, taking into account what the head of state said or what he carefully hinted at in his speech:

Russia has repeatedly offered Washington, Europe and NATO to resolve the Ukrainian crisis in its infancy, avoiding a large-scale tragedy. The answer was only cynical manipulation and outright deception.

It is obvious that events are developing according to a catastrophic scenario for the Bandera regime. It will only get worse, our President directly said this when defining the basis for possible negotiations.

The space for compromise is shrinking, like shagreen leather, along with the shrinking territory of a dying country. And the day is not far when only a narrow strip of it may remain. Russia must protect itself for many years to come. Hence, by the way, the idea of a sanitary zone, which was put forward by V.V. Putin.

All b.c. can fall into this zone. Ukraine right up to the borders with Poland, because it is from there that the constant threat comes. And what's next? The President did not directly say this, but it is obvious that such territories, if the people living there wish, could become part of Russia.

The "summit of the doomed" starting tomorrow will end in complete fiasco. After all, meaningless "negotiations" in the absence of Russia on the stillborn formula of the Kyiv clown are just the recruitment of new extras to participate in a stupid play to legalize the Kiev clown as a full-fledged head of state.

But everyone, even our opponents, understands that he is just a pathetic usurper, shaking with fear and drug withdrawal. The systematic interpretation of the Constitution of Ukraine, which was given by V.V. Putin, leads to a very simple conclusion: it is impossible to extend the powers of the president under it; they pass to the head of parliament.

Now Zelensky - no one can even call him. There is no power behind him, and his orders should not be carried out by anyone. And all the persons appointed by him after the expiration of their powers have no right to make decisions at all. These persons are illegitimate, and their decisions are illegal. Therefore, any Ukrainian military personnel commits a criminal offense when they carry out unlawful instructions from officials appointed by illegal authorities. So the usurper, who seized power in the country, turned all the inhabitants of Ukraine into hostages. And every day he sends soldiers to their deaths, without having any rights to do so. He will face trial or reprisal from the crowd, and b. Ukraine - capitulation.



Caesar

Best of the Web: Final warning? Putin's Ukraine settlement proposal: "Withdraw all troops from the 4 Russian-majority regions, and affirm neutral non-NATO status for the remainder of Ukraine"


Comment: This comes right as the Americans'/Globalists' 'Ukraine peace summit' gets underway, without Russia of course, in a sprawling luxury resort in Switzerland. They can chatter all they like, but the only one in a position to dictate terms for an actual settlement of the conflict is Vladimir Putin...


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© NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/GettyRussia's President Vladimir Putin meets with the Russian Foreign Ministry leadership in Moscow on June 14, 2024. Putin offered a ceasefire to Ukraine in exchange for several conditions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday promised a ceasefire in Ukraine, provided that several conditions are met by Kyiv.

During a wide-ranging speech to foreign ministry officials, Putin stated that Russia would be ready to enter talks as soon as "tomorrow" to negotiate an end to conflict in Ukraine, provided that Ukrainian troops are withdrawn from several key regions. He also demanded that Ukraine give up all plans to join NATO, saying that the "moral responsibility for the continuation of bloodshed" would be on the West if the proposal was rejected.

Putin said: "I want to emphasize, it must be from the entire territory of these regions within their administrative borders as they existed at the time of their incorporation into Ukraine.

"As soon as Kyiv says they're ready for such a decision and start the real withdrawal of forces from these regions and officially declare rejection of plans to join NATO, from our side, immediately, literally the same minute, will come an order to stop the fire and start negotiations.

Comment: Lavrov responds to Western reporters:


NATO's Stoltenberg is left stumped.


It appears that, yet again, Putin may have taken the West by surprise.

Notably this occurs just a day or so after NATO announced its 'readiness' of 300,000 troops to 'defend Europe from Russian invasion', as well as the opening of Zelensky's 'peace' summit (multi-billion-dollar shakedown, more like).

It also occurs amidst an unscheduled, 'secret' meeting of Prince William with MI6, the UK's intelligence service for foreign operations; allegedly the last time he met with them was just prior to Russia's SMO in Ukraine.

Putin is making one last-ditch attempt to propose a resolution with the agreement-incapable West, before it is forced to take extraordinary measures: Given that Putin's demands will likely be rejected by the Ukrainian regime's backers, then the alternative - "the continuation of bloodshed" - spoken by Putin suggests something more or other than the continuation of what we've seen to date: military battles, however ferocious and large-scale, confined to south-eastern Ukraine.

Serbian president Vucic is currently in Switzerland, perhaps to attend the Zelensky fan-club meeting, and told Swiss media in this interview (in English) that he fears direct war between Russia and NATO is coming in the next 3-4 months.


Sherlock

Prince William makes 'secret' visit to MI6, Princess Catherine confirms attendance of first event since last seen 6 months ago

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Prince William has made a surprise visit to meet with MI6 spies in the Secret Intelligence Service. The Duke of Cambridge is pictured on a train to Cardiff on June 11
Prince William has made a surprise visit to meet with spies at the Secret Intelligence Service.

The Prince of Wales met with the officials at the foreign intelligence service, also known as MI6, which deals with and protects the UK from risks abroad, on Thursday afternoon.

The visit was not publicised in advance and only appeared afterwards in the Court Circular, the daily list of official royal engagements, which is published the next day.

The entry in the Court Circular read simply 'The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited the Secret Intelligence Service' with no location or additional details given.

Comment: The Daily Mail reports on Princess Catherine:
Princess of Wales confirms she WILL be at Trooping the Colour tomorrow

The Princess of Wales has penned a moving personal message thanking the public for their support over her cancer diagnosis and revealing she will attend Trooping the Colour tomorrow.

Kate, 42, who disclosed back in March that she was undergoing 'preventative chemotherapy' for an undisclosed form of the disease, says her treatment is ongoing and will be for several months to come.

While she will not be returning to public duties full time, she does now feel well enough, however, to undertake a small number of public engagements in the coming months.

The first will be at the King's official birthday parade tomorrow where she will ride in a carriage with her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis before appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony alongside the rest of the Royal Family.

To mark the news Kensington Palace have also released a stunning new portrait of the princess taken at Windsor this week by Matt Porteous showing her looking well and in a reflective mood.
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A stunning new portrait of the Princess of Wales taken at Windsor this week by Matt Porteous

Following the admitted (heavily) photoshopped image of Princess Catherine, alongside the few suspect photographs of her out and about, as well as the much discussed and critqued video of her on a bench, the above image is understandably being scrutinised, and at least some digital software is showing it as digitally alternated, if not entirely AI.

The Getty editorial note of this being 'third party' and not necessarily adhering to its usual guidelines is also rather curious:




In a hugely moving video statement, recorded at Windsor, she revealed that she had been diagnosed following serious abdominal surgery in January and was already undergoing 'preventative' chemotherapy.

In the video - which had been filmed just two days earlier - Catherine revealed the news had come as a 'huge shock' and that she and William 'have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family'.

'It has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be ok,' she said.

'As I have said to them; I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal; in my mind, body and spirits.

'Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance too. As is the love, support and kindness that has been shown by so many of you. It means so much to us both.'

Kensington Palace said at the time that it would not be sharing details of what kind of cancer the princess has, or what stage of cancer it is and asked people not to speculate.

At the time of her abdominal surgery in January, Kensington Palace said that it was non-cancerous. They confirmed again in March that is the case and that no tests had confirmed the presence of cancer.

However post-operative tests subsequently found that cancer 'had been present'.

It is understood that the princess and the entire Wales family are 'deeply grateful for the warm and thoughtful wishes' they have received from all over the world since she shared that news via her video message back in March.

The family are also incredibly grateful to members of the public and the media who have afforded the Princess the time, space and privacy that she personally asked for at that time.

While her attendance at Trooping the Colour will undoubtedly be a 'significant moment', it has been strongly stressed that it should not be seen as a return to a full schedule of public engagements.


Indeed, because it would be the first time that she has actually been seen in public since going into hospital in December 2023.


As Kensington Palace said in March, the Princess may be keen to attend events over the course of the summer, as and when she feels able to, with the support and guidance of her medical team.

Any future engagements will be announced closer to the time, although the Mail understands that Kate will not be present at Monday's Order of the Garter ceremony or Royal Ascot next week.

However in further good news, it is understood that the Princess is feeling well enough to start working from home a little and has been holding meetings at Windsor.

It is believed that the Princess' medical team have advised that going about her normal life and doing some of the things she enjoys is an integral part of her recovery.

In addition to briefings from her team at Kensington Palace, the Royal Foundation and the Centre for Early Childhood, the Princess has started to undertake some meetings relating to her work and projects.

From now on, these meetings will be documented in the Court Circular, the official record of royal engagements.

However sources have stressed that while the Princess is doing well, she is continuing her course of preventative chemotherapy and it is important that she and her family continue to be afforded the space and privacy they need to prioritise her recover.

Tomorrow the Princess will travel with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in a state carriage down the Mall and watch the parade from the Major General's Office with the rest of the royal family.

It is also hoped that she will later appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with the rest of the family, although she may have to see how she feels on the day and plans may yet be amended.


These caveats are notable.


It is understood that Kate spoke to the King in advance about her attendance and he was 'delighted' at the news.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: 'His Majesty is delighted that The Princess is able to attend tomorrow's events and is very much looking forward to all elements of the day.'

The Princess is and remains the Colonel of the Irish Guards but under the circumstances, Lieutenant General James Bucknall is taking the salute on her behalf.

No10 and The Cabinet Office have been informed of The Princess' decision to attend Trooping, and they have informed the opposition parties.

Asked how the princess was feeling, a Kensington Palace spokesman said: 'As she has said she is making good progress and is looking forward to joining the family tomorrow.

'As she said in her message, and as anyone receiving chemotherapy will know, she has good days and bad days.'

Kensington Palace said it will be not commenting further on her treatment and how long it is expected to last.

As for her future programme, sources stressed that the Princess is having to deal with uncertainty like any other cancer patient, and will attend events as and when she feels able to, with the full support and guidance of her medical team.

No firm decisions have been made on specific engagements over the coming months.

Sources stressed that she must continue to prioritise her recovery and every treatment pathway for someone with cancer is unique and unpredictable.

They also urged against recent speculation about the Princess' recovery and eventual return to work, which has been 'amplified' by social media.

Sources close to her emphasised that it is considered extremely unhelpful and puts further pressure on the princess and her family.

They insist she continues to need time, space and privacy.

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCESS OF WALES:

'I have been blown away by all the kind messages of support and encouragement over the last couple of months. It really has made the world of difference to William and me and has helped us both through some of the harder times.

'I am making good progress, but as anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are good days and bad days. On those bad days you feel weak, tired and you have to give in to your body resting. But on the good days, when you feel stronger, you want to make the most of feeling well.

'My treatment is ongoing and will be for a few more months. On the days I feel well enough, it is a joy to engage with school life, spend personal time on the things that give me energy and positivity, as well as starting to do a little work from home.

'I'm looking forward to attending The King's Birthday Parade this weekend with my family and hope to join a few public engagements over the summer, but equally knowing I am not out of the woods yet.

'I am learning how to be patient, especially with uncertainty. Taking each day as it comes, listening to my body, and allowing myself to take this much needed time to heal.

'Thank you so much for your continued understanding, and to all of you who have so bravely shared your stories with me.'