Kate Middleton Hospitalized For Surgery: Read The Palace's Statement

By Rebekah Gonzalez

January 17, 2024

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Kensington Palace revealed some shocking news on Wednesday, January 17th. In an official statement posted to the Prince and Princess of Wales's Instagram account, the palace shared that Kate Middleton has been hospitalized for a "planned abdominal surgery" and will remain under their care before returning home to continue recovering.

They also revealed that the surgery has already been performed and "was successful and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for ten to fourteen days, before returning home to continue her recovery."

"Based on the current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter," the statement added before asking for privacy on the Princesses's behalf.

"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."

The statement continued, "Kensington Palace will, therefore, only provide updates on Her Royal Highness' progress when there is significant new information to share. The Princess of Wales wishes to apologise to all those concerned for the fact that she has to postpone her upcoming engagements. She looks forward to reinstating as many as possible, as soon as possible."

According to People, Kate's medical issue was non-cancerous. Her husband, Prince William, is also likely to postpone his public duties to support his wife during her recovery and look after their three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

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