Princess of Wales’ abdominal surgery – Catherine to remain in hospital for the next 10 to 14 days

Catherine, Princess of Wales, in hospital after abdominal surgery
Catherine, Princess of Wales, in hospital after abdominal surgery | Image Credit:

The Princess of Wales is set to stay in hospital for up to a fortnight after undergoing abdominal surgery.

Kensington Palace said the procedure was planned and successful but the princess is not expected to resume royal duties for months.

The palace did not disclose further details about her condition but said it was not cancer-related.

Catherine, Princes of whales, to remain in hospital for the next 10 to 14 days
Catherine, Princes of whales, to remain in hospital for the next 10 to 14 days | Image Credit:

A statement added Catherine, 42, wished to apologise for postponing planned engagements.

“Based on the current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter,” a statement said.

The princess’s condition has not been extensively detailed by the palace, as is customary for senior royals, and it will not offer a continuous update on her recuperation.

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However, it is evident that Catherine has a significant medical problem based on the amount of time she is anticipated to spend in the hospital and the tone of the palace statement.

Her recovery might take up to three months, and the operation, which happened on Tuesday, was major enough to put her in the hospital for up to two weeks.

After treating many mild ailments, the patient can be quickly discharged home.

The princess’s December notebook was filled with entries, and her public appearances did not reveal any signs of illness.

According to a royal statement, the princess “appreciates the interest this statement will generate” and emphasized that her private health information should stay that way.

It went on to say: “She hopes that the public will understand her desire to maintain as much normality for her children as possible.”

According to Kensington Palace, updates will only be given out when there is noteworthy new information to be disclosed.

The London Clinic, which bills itself as the biggest independent private hospital in the UK, is where she is recovering. It is located in downtown London, close to Regent’s Park.

Following the announcement on Wednesday afternoon, television cameras and reporters could be seen congregating close to the hospital. A number of police officers were also subtly stationed around the streets close to the structure.

As his wife is in the hospital, the Prince of Wales will not be doing any formal obligations.

She will likely recover at home in Windsor, where the Waleses now dwell with their children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5 years old, after being released from the hospital.

Kensington Palace announced in a statement on Wednesday afternoon: “Her Royal Highness Yesterday, The London Clinic admitted The Princess of Wales for her scheduled abdominal surgery.

“The surgery was successful and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for ten to fourteen days, before returning home to continue her recovery.”