Kate, Princess of Wales, has been hospitalized for planned abdominal surgery, Kensington Palace said in a statement on Wednesday. theHe was expected to remain in the hospital for ten to 14 days.
The statement did not specify the purpose of the surgery, saying that Kate “hopes that the public will understand her desire to maintain as much normalcy as possible for her children, and her desire for her personal medical information to remain private.”
Very shortly after the news was revealed by the official residence of Kate and her husband, William, Prince of Wales, Buckingham Palace issued a statement saying that William's father,He will be admitted to hospital next week for an operation to treat an enlarged prostate.
Buckingham Palace said in its statement: “Like thousands of men every year, the King seeks treatment for prostate enlargement. His Majesty’s condition is benign and he will be admitted to the hospital next week for a corrective procedure,” adding that the King will head to the hospital. Postponing his public engagements “for a short period of convalescence.”
The Kensington Palace statement included an apology from Kate for having to postpone her upcoming engagements.
Kensington Palace confirmed to CBS News that Kate was not suffering from cancer and that William would miss some future engagements to be with his wife.
Kensington Palace said that “the surgery was successful”, but “based on current medical advice”, the Princess of Wales “is unlikely to return to her public duties until after Easter.”
The statement said Kate “looks forward to returning as many (engagements) as possible as soon as possible.”
Kate's husband William, the eldest son of King Charles.
William and Kate have three children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5.
The Princess is generally healthy and active, and enjoys a range of sports, but she struggled with them during her three pregnanciesa severe form of morning sickness that left her unable to attend royal events in the weeks leading up to her birth.
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