Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, is “doing well” after her abdominal surgery, according to Palace sources. This update comes with a statement from Kensington Palace, which has confirmed that the future queen will likely not be seen at public engagements until after Easter.
Yesterday, Kensington Palace released an official statement detailing that the princess was admitted to hospital on Tuesday for a “planned abdominal surgery.” According to the statement, the surgery was successful, and while the palace is yet to clarify what the princess was treated for, they did confirm that it was non-cancerous.
Prince William has confirmed that his public duties have been postponed while his wife is in hospital or during her home recovery to support her and take care of their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
It’s understood that the Princess of Wales will return to their home in Windsor for the remainder of her recovery. In the statement, she extended her apologies for postponing her engagements but that she “looks forward to reinstating as many as possible, as soon as possible.”
The princess had a full diary at the end of 2023, having attended several events throughout December, including appearances at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, and Buckingham Palace for the Diplomatic Reception. She also hosted the Together at Christmas concert at Westminister Abbey and on Christmas day, she and the Wales family stepped out for their annual walk in Sandringham.
The full statement reads:
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An hour after sharing this statement, Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles will also be admitted to hospital next week. The British monarch will be treated for an enlarged prostate, a corrective procedure. In the meantime, he has also postponed all public engagements for the time being.
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