EntertainmentKate Middleton's hospital stay prolongs: Update on her recovery and future duties

Kate Middleton's hospital stay prolongs: Update on her recovery and future duties

It is known when Kate Middleton will leave the hospital.
It is known when Kate Middleton will leave the hospital.
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5:27 AM EST, January 23, 2024

About a week ago, Kensington Palace stated Kate Middleton's hospitalization. It was revealed that Prince William's wife needed a "planned abdominal operation". It's expected that the 42-year-old will spend 10 to 14 days in a private ward of a London clinic in Marylebone and resume her duties post-Easter. King Charles, who is 75 and struggling with prostate problems, is also due for a hospital stay soon.

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Since the Duchess of Wales' health deterioration was announced, the internet has been bustling with various theories and speculations about her well-being. Her predicted lengthy stay in the hospital and a subsequent convalescence period at home due to abdominal surgery have sparked much emotion. Surgeon Karen Tang, who was surprised, discussed it on TikTok. Internet users find it frustrating that apart from mentioning a "planned abdominal surgery", no explicit information has been shared about the Duchess's health issues.

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According to British media, the future king's wife is improving daily, although she is still weak. However, the 42-year-old is eager to embark on new projects within the boundaries of her health.

A further strain on Middleton is that she hasn't seen her three children for a week: 10-year-old Prince George, 5-year-old Louis, and 8-year-old Charlotte. Only William visits her in the hospital. According to Hello!, Kate should leave the clinic next Thursday.

While awaiting discharge, the Duchess is said to maintain daily contact with her children via FaceTime, while Prince William tends to Adelaide Cottage, their family home in Windsor.

"Kate loves to FaceTime her children when she works abroad, so I'm certain they'll stay in regular contact during her hospital stay. The children are eager to see her as soon as she recovers," says Emily Nash, the editor of "Hello!", who focuses on the royal family. "She loves having her family nearby and is keen on returning home to be with her children".

"Both William and Kate are devoted parents - they take their children to school, attend matches and school concerts, and strive to stay home overnight as often as possible. While Kate is in the hospital, William is at home, making sure everything stays as normal as possible," she added.

In maintaining a sense of normalcy at home, Prince William can count on the help of a reliable caregiver, the Spanish nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo. Even though she no longer resides with the royals after moving to her four-bedroom property in Windsor, she is always ready to assist. Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, who live in the village of Bucklebury, about 24 miles from Windsor, are also willing to lend a hand.

Kate Middleton with family
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