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Catherine, Princess of Wales Recovering in Hospital After Abdominal Surgery

Catherine, Princess of Wales is in hospital recovering from surgery.

Kensington Palace announced the news this morning, revealing that it was a “planned abdominal surgery” at The London Clinic.

“The surgery was successful and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for 10 to 14 days, before returning home to continue her recovery,” the statement reads. “Based on the current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter.”

The announcement also asks for privacy during her recovery:

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

 

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“The Princess of Wales wishes to apologise to all those concerned for the fact that she ahs to postpone her upcoming engagements. She looks forward to reinstating as many as possible, as soon as possible,” the statement added.

Catherine made her last public appearance on Christmas day when she joined the royal family on their annual walk to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Norfolk. She was joined by Prince William and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Meanwhile Buckingham Palace has also made an announcement about the health of King Charles: “In common with thousands of men each year, The King has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate. His Majesty’s condition is benign and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure. The King’s public engagements will be postponed for a short period of recuperation.”

(Feature Image Credit: Catherine, Princess of Wales photo by Frederic Legrand – COMEO/Shutterstock.com)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter and the founder of positive celebrity news site CelebrityKind. (She's also a mummy-of-3, chocoholic and Opraholic!)