Princess Kate hospitalized for surgery

By Jim Lawson on January 17, 2024
Princess Kate Hospitalized For Surgery
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Princess Kate Hospitalized For Surgery

The Princess of Wales is anticipated to remain in the hospital for a maximum of two weeks following her abdominal surgery, according to Kensington Palace. The procedure was planned and deemed successful, however, it is unlikely that the princess will resume her royal duties for several months.

While the palace did not disclose specific details about her condition, it is understood that it is not related to cancer. In a statement, Catherine, aged 42, expressed her apologies for postponing scheduled engagements. Following the customary protocol for senior royals, the palace has chosen to provide limited information regarding the princess’ condition and will refrain from offering continuous updates on her recovery. Nevertheless, the duration of Catherine’s hospital stay and the tone of the palace’s statement indicate the seriousness of her medical condition.

The surgery, which occurred on Tuesday, was significant enough to warrant a two-week hospital stay, and it is expected that her recuperation could extend up to three months.

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