Kensington Palace has announced that The Princess of Wales has undergone planned abdominal surgery at the London Clinic.
The surgery was ‘successful’ and it is expected that Catherine will remain in hospital for 10-14 days ‘before returning home to continue her recovery’, the statement said.
One addition to the note was that the Princess appreciated the media interest the news will generate, however, ‘she hopes that the public will understand her desire to maintain as much normality for her children as possible; and her wish that her personal medical information remains private’.
No reasoning has therefore been given for the surgery.
‘Based on current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter,’ they added. Easter this year falls in the last week of March.
Catherine has apologised to all those who she was due to visit in upcoming engagements, but ‘looks forward to reinstating as many as soon as possible’.
Kensington Palace will provide updates on HRH’s progress when there is significant new information to share.
It has also been reported that The Prince of Wales will not undertake official duties whilst Catherine is recovering; he has also postponed a number of engagements.