The Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, has returned home to Windsor after a two-week stay at the hospital following successful abdominal surgery. Kensington Palace shared the news via a social media statement on January 29th, emphasizing that the 42-year-old royal is “making good progress” and is surrounded by her family.
Expressing gratitude for the overwhelming well-wishes pouring in from around the world, both Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, extended a huge thank you to the entire team at the London Clinic. The statement specifically commended the dedicated nursing staff for their exceptional care during Kate’s recovery.
While specific details about Kate’s medical condition have been kept private, it has been confirmed that her situation is not related to cancer, as reported by NBC News earlier. The palace stressed Kate’s desire to maintain normalcy for her three children and requested understanding regarding her wish for personal medical information to remain private.
Kensington Palace assured the public that updates on the Princess’s progress would be provided only when there is significant new information to share, underlining their commitment to respecting her privacy. Kate Middleton, who has postponed public appearances until at least Easter, hopes to reinstate official appointments as soon as possible.
The Princess’s last public appearance was during the family’s annual Christmas walk to church at Sandringham. Prince William, seen visiting her at the hospital, is reportedly stepping back from official duties to focus on supporting his wife and their children—Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Kate’s recovery coincides with King Charles’s own health matters, as he reportedly visited his daughter-in-law before undergoing a scheduled corrective treatment for an enlarged prostate at the same facility. Now back home after a three-night stay, King Charles is expected to resume his royal duties.
In this period of health challenges, the royal family expresses appreciation for the public’s concern and support, and they look forward to returning to their official responsibilities in due course.