Princess of Wales undergoes abdominal surgery

The planned operation has gone well according to Kensington Palace

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.

The Princess of Wales wearing the Irish Guards brooch. (Defence Imagery)

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.

Catherine has had surgery, with both her and William cancelling engagements throughout her recovery

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.

The last public appearances for The Princess of Wales were her Carol Service at Westminster Abbey and the Christmas Day Church Service.

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