Kate Middleton is hospitalized after abdominal surgery, and cancels all engagements until Easter

Kate Middleton is hospitalized after abdominal surgery, and cancels all engagements until Easter

Kensington Palace said in a statement that the Princess of Wales is not expected to return to her royal duties until after Easter



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Kate Middleton On the road to recovery.

Kensington Palace in London announced, on Wednesday, that the Princess of Wales, who… He turned 42 Earlier this month, she underwent a “planned abdominal surgery” at a London clinic the day before.

The statement stated, “The surgery was successful, and she is expected to remain in the hospital for a period of ten to fourteen days, before returning to her home to continue her recovery.” He added: “Based on current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to her public duties until after Easter.”

The statement continued: “The Princess of Wales appreciates the interest this statement will generate. She hopes that the public will understand her desire to maintain as much normalcy as possible for her children; and her desire for her personal medical information to remain private.” “Therefore, Kensington Palace will only provide updates on Her Royal Highness’s progress when there is important new information to share.”

They added: “The Princess of Wales would like to apologize to everyone involved for the fact that she has had to postpone her upcoming engagements. She looks forward to bringing back as many engagements as possible, as soon as possible.”

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Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Wales in September 2023

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After being released from hospital, Princess Kate is expected to recover at her home in Windsor. The Prince and Princess of Wales He was transferred to Windsor in 2022 from their former base in London.

Prince William It is also understood that he is reducing his public duties to support his wife during her recovery as well as looking after their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte And Prince Louis. He will not carry out his official duties while Princess Kate is in hospital or during the first days of her recovery at home.

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Related: Prince William is postponing his official duties to support the family amid Kate Middleton's hospitalization

Princess Kate made it Last public appearance at Christmas When she joined the royal family on their annual walk to church. She walked with Prince William and their three children — Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5 — to St. Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk.

While the Princess of Wales has not yet returned to royal service in 2024, Prince William He made his first official outing New Year's last week. At Headingley Stadium in Leeds, the King was joined by Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield, two friends who helped raise money for research and action to combat motor neuron disease after Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disorder in December 2019.

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