Princess of Wales Kate Middleton is hospitalized in London where she has undergone abdominal surgery. The British media have not yet revealed what the cause was, but according to the BBC the situation is serious. Some sources, who have not been confirmed, speak of cancer, but nothing has been confirmed by the royal family. The palace has not revealed further details about her condition but has said that it is not linked to cancer.
"Based on current medical recommendations, she is unlikely to return to public duties before Easter," it said in a statement. The sources revealed that the princess is expected to remain hospitalized for at least 10-14 days and that she is not expected to return to official duties until Easter. Kate was last seen in public on Christmas Day, just over three weeks ago at Sandringham, alongside Prince William and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
In the UK there is concern about Kate Middleton's health
The official statement from Kensington Palace explains: "Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales was admitted to the London Clinic yesterday for scheduled abdominal surgery. The operation was successful and she is expected to remain in hospital for ten to fourteen days, before returning home to continue her recovery. Based on current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties before Easter.
The Princess of Wales appreciates the interest this statement will generate. She hopes the public will understand her desire to maintain as much normality as possible for her children and wants her personal medical information to remain private. Kensington Palace will therefore only provide updates on Her Royal Highness's progress when there is significant new information to share. The Princess of Wales wishes to apologize to everyone interested parties due to the fact that he had to postpone his next commitments. It sounds like I'm looking forward to reinstating as many as possible, as soon as possible."
The Prince of Wales will not carry out any official duties while his wife is in hospital or shortly after she resigns. From the expected length of time Kate will be in hospital and the tone of the statement released by the palace, the BBC says, it is clear that her medical condition is serious.