Kate Middleton returns home after 14 day hospital stay: Princess of Wales is ‘making good progress’ as she continues her recovery in Windsor after abdominal surgery – while King remains in The London Clinic following treatment on an enlarged prostate
Kate Middleton returned to Windsor today after a two-week stay in hospital at The London Clinic following abdominal surgery.
The Princess of Wales, 42, is not expected to make official engagements until after Easter, with her husband Prince William clearing his diary of official duties.
Kate went into hospital 14 days ago on Tuesday, January 16 – with royal aides saying she was ‘making good progress’ and will now continue her recovery from home.
MailOnline understands that Kate’s return to official duties will depend on medical advice closer to the time, and William will return to public engagements once she is settled.
Meanwhile, Kate’s father-in-law, King Charles III, remains in The London Clinic this afternoon and was admitted last Friday for a procedure for an enlarged prostate.
Kate, Charlotte, George, William and Louis at the Sandringham Christmas Day 2023 service
Kate’s personal assistant, Natasha Archer, is leaving The London Clinic this morning
Kate attends the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London last November
Two police officers stand guard outside The London Clinic in Marylebone this morning
Today the police stand outside The London Clinic where Kate Middleton was treated
Royal aides at Kensington Palace say the Princess of Wales is ‘making good progress’
Charles visited Kate last Friday morning before his operation and was also visited four times by his wife, Queen Camilla, at the hospital in Marylebone.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said: The Princess of Wales has returned home to Windsor to continue her recovery from the operation. She is making good progress.
‘The Prince and Princess would like to say a big thank you to the whole team at The London Clinic, especially the dedicated nursing staff, for the care they provided.
‘The Wallis family remains grateful for the well wishes they have received from around the world.’
Meanwhile, the King spent a third night in hospital after undergoing a procedure for an enlarged prostate.
Charles was visited twice by Queen Camilla yesterday, the third and fourth times she has seen him at the private hospital since they arrived on Friday.
Camilla arrived by car at The London Clinic yesterday afternoon and left again just over three hours later.
Prince William leaves the London Clinic in Marylebone after visiting his wife Kate on January 18
The Princess of Wales arrived at the Design Museum in London in November last year
Prince William, pictured here with his wife after the coronation of King Charles on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, has cleared his calendar to look after Kate and their children
Prince William wants to spend time with his wife while she recovers. They are seen at Bisham Abbey on Mental Health Day in October
The Princess of Wales during a visit to the University of Nottingham late last year
She returned between 18:00 and 19:00 and was smiling as she left.
Camilla told people at The London Clinic last Friday that the King was ‘doing well’ after the procedure.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace earlier said the king was ‘admitted to a London hospital for scheduled treatment’.
The spokesman added: ‘His Majesty would like to thank everyone who has sent their well wishes over the past week and is delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness.’
It is not known how long Charles will spend in the hospital.
The King arrived in London from Norfolk last Thursday, ready for the procedure after squeezing in some behind-the-scenes official duties.
He was diagnosed with the benign condition on January 17 while staying in Birkhall, Aberdeenshire, after going for a check-up after experiencing symptoms.
King Charles III arrives at the London Clinic at around 09:00 last Friday for his treatment
Queen Camilla (centre) was also seen with Charles at the Marylebone Clinic
King Charles was driven to Clarence House on Thursday after arriving by helicopter from Norfolk
Queen Camilla is pictured leaving The London Clinic after visiting King Charles yesterday
It is understood that he wanted to share the news to encourage other men to get themselves examined.
Charles, 75, who came to the throne only 16 months ago, has canceled engagements and has been urged by his doctors to rest before the corrective procedure.
The exact nature of his treatment is not known.
NHS England said the ‘enlarged prostate’ page on the NHS website received one visit every five seconds on the day the King’s diagnosis was announced, with further big boosts in visits in the days that followed.
Camilla previously said her husband was ‘fine’ and looking forward to getting back to work.
News of his diagnosis came on the same day Kensington Palace announced the princess was in hospital on January 17.
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