Kate Middleton has been freed from the hospital and will continue her recuperation at home following stomach surgery two weeks ago.
Kensington Palace announced Friday that the Princess of Wales has been declared fit to leave the London Clinic following a 13-night stay, much to the relief of royal admirers worldwide.
While Kate’s next step in her rehabilitation is undoubtedly positive, the road ahead will be lengthy. The princess will not resume any of her royal engagements or duties until at least after Easter, and latest reports claim she is sorry that she will be forced to miss a pretty significant occasion in the coming days.
It should come as no surprise that Kate Middleton’s illness became a hot topic for media sources throughout the world.
The Royal Family’s failure to provide information has contributed to the public’s curiosity about the situation. Kensington Palace announced on January 17 that she had undergone stomach surgery, although many of the reasons remain unknown even two weeks later.
Following her operation, Kate spent 13 nights in the London Clinic before returning to her family home in Windsor yesterday. Kensington Palace stated that she is “making good progress” in their statement.
“The Princess of Wales has returned to Windsor to continue her recovery from surgery.” The statement read, “She is making good progress.”
“The Prince and Princess wish to say a huge thank you to the entire team at The London Clinic, especially the dedicated nursing staff, for the care they have provided.”
According to reports, Prince William, who spent a significant amount of time by his wife’s bedside in the hospital following her surgery, may resume his formal responsibilities now that Kate is home.
However, the Princess of Wales will most certainly have to wait some time before she can consider returning to her customary schedule. Unfortunately, she will be unable to attend any scheduled family gatherings to celebrate her mother’s birthday this week.
According to Hello!, Kate has a great relationship with her mother, Carole Middleton, and would be disappointed to miss any celebrations when she turns 69 tomorrow (Wednesday, January 31).
William and Kate are thought to have previously visited Carole’s parents in the Caribbean to celebrate her birthday. Kate’s ambitions for such extravagance will, of course, have to be put on wait this year.
Regardless of how disappointed Kate is to miss out, the most important thing to remember is the good news about her health. Though we, the public, may never know what caused her to be hospitalized for two weeks, rumors suggest that the situation was far more serious than we were prepared to think.
Unconfirmed allegations in the Spanish daily Marca earlier this week suggested that Kate’s life was in danger, therefore her coming home is a positive omen.
Here’s wishing Kate Middleton all the best in her recovery.