Last week the Royal Family caused quite the stir when it was revealed that Kate Middleton had been hospitalized for an abdominal procedure that would rule her out of any and all official engagements until after Easter.

Given Kate’s status and popularity it should come as no surprise that the news of her surgery was met with an explosion of opinions and comments. In the main people were worried that the future queen’s condition might be worse than the Palace were letting on, though the official statement from the Royal Family insinuated that the procedure was planned and that Kate was doing well.

The finer details behind Kate’s hospitalization are still not known, and through the vacuum of information that is considered par for the course where the royals are concerned, the seeds of doubt have been allowed to bloom.

On Wednesday last week royal fans around the world reacted to the news that Kate Middleton had undergone an abdominal procedure at a London hospital and would remain there for the next two weeks.

“Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales was admitted to The London Clinic yesterday for planned abdominal surgery. The surgery was successful and it is expected she will remain in hospital for ten to fourteen days, before returning home to continue her recovery. Based on the current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter,” the statement from Kensington Palace on its social media pages.

“The Princess of Wales appreciates the interest this statement will generate. 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.”

The statement continued: “Kensington Palace will, therefore, only provide updates on Her Royal Highness’ progress when there is significant new information to share. The Princess of Wales wishes to apologise to all those concerned for the fact she has to postpone her upcoming engagements. She looks forward to reinstating as many as possible, as soon as possible.”

Once discharged from the hospital, the Princess of Wales is expected to recover at her family home in Windsor, where she and Prince William relocated to in 2022 from Adelaide Cottage in London.

While Kate is recovering, it’s understood that Prince William will also cut down on his public engagements. This to better help take care of the couple’s three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

People Magazine were quick to cite sources as having claimed that the reason for Kate’s planned abdominal surgery was “non-cancerous.” And while that might well be the case, other sources are now speculating that things haven’t all been smooth sailing.

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Spanish journalist and apparent royal expert Concha Calleja has claimed to have spoken with a palace insider, who told her that something had gone wrong with Kate after her operation.

As per Spanish newspaper Marca, Calleja alleged: “I have spoken to an aide at the Royal Household and they assure me that something has gone wrong in the postoperative period. The situation is so serious that that is why they have decided to send these two statements.

“The last time we saw her was at the Christmas lunch and from then on she began to feel unwell, Kate was admitted on 28 December and is in the hands of the doctors for several days.

“I believe that the Palace will issue a new communiqué in the next few days explaining better what is happening, the operation was serious in itself, lasting several hours and with a certain risk, a risk that did not occur on the operating table but in the postoperative period.”

Kate has previously shared her thoughts on staying in hospitals, referring to them as not “places she wanted to hang around in.”

She spoke about the memories of extreme morning sickness after she gave birth to George.

“I think, yeah I did stay in hospital overnight, I remember it was one of the hottest days and night with huge thunderstorms so I didn’t get a huge amount of sleep, but George did which was really great,” the princess said.

“I was keen to get home because, for me, being in hospital, I had all the memories of being in hospital because of being sick so it wasn’t a place I wanted to hang around in. So, I was desperate to get home and get back to normality.”

We hope Kate Middleton is recovering well and can return to her usual duties as soon as possible.