Kensington Palace announced that Princess Kate underwent a successful planned abdominal surgery at The London Clinic. The surgery, which was non-cancerous, took place the day before the announcement, and she is expected to remain in the hospital for 10 to 14 days before continuing her recovery at home. Princess Kate, aged 42, will not return to public duties until after Easter. The Palace emphasized her desire for privacy regarding personal medical information.
Prince William will postpone official duties to support his wife and care for their three children during her recovery. Princess Kate made her last public appearance on Christmas, joining the royal family for their annual walk to church.
Coinciding with Princess Kate’s health update, Buckingham Palace revealed that King Charles III, aged 75, will undergo a corrective procedure for an enlarged prostate. The palace assured the public that the king’s condition is benign, and he will be treated at Dumfries House in Scotland. The announcement about King Charles is expected to encourage awareness and discussions about men’s health.
Several events and meetings on King Charles’ schedule will be postponed due to his upcoming procedure. While it’s uncommon for the royal family to disclose health details, the openness about King Charles’ condition may encourage others to prioritize their health and seek medical attention if needed.