Kate Middleton Is 'Sensible to Take Time' to Recover After 'Serious' Abdominal Surgery

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The Princess of Wales will not fulfill public engagements until after Easter.

Jan. 26 2024, Published 7:07 p.m. ET

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Kate, Princess of Wales underwent a reportedly '"serious" abdominal surgery on January 16, and the mystery illness that brought it on has royal fans and observers curious as to her overall health. But a royal source close to the Wales household spilled details on Her Royal Highness' condition by sharing: "I am sure she will bounce back."

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Kate, Princess of Wales, pictured with her family in the Wales family Christmas card of 2023.

Kate is currently recovering in the London Clinic, and it may come as a surprise to many that Her Royal Highness plans to stay busy during her 10-12-week recuperation. A source close to the future queen said that she has an "unwavering commitment to duty" while sharing her intention to "work from bed." "It does sound serious with the length of time [she’s taking]. But she is in great hands, and will have lots of care and support at home, and is a fit young woman."

The physical therapists are amazing, helping you recover and get back on your feet. "After abdominal surgery, you need a lot of patience, and it’s a bit scary at first," said another insider who exclusively revealed to an outlet exactly what it is like to be treated at the London Clinic. The hospital is renowned for treating "complex and unpredictable" digestive issues.

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The Princess of Wales is said to be 'eager' to return to her royal duties in the spring.

"It is sensible to take the time," says the source close to the Prince and Princess of Wales' household. "That is a great example to the rest of us, as you’re often told to get back to work as soon as possible, which can be damaging. It is good for all of us to see her taking the time, recovering properly, and then coming back. We can all learn from that."

"We don't know what's wrong or why she needed the operation," psychiatrist Dr. Max Pemberton told an outlet when highlighting Kate's predicament. "But Kate has always struck me as quite down-to-earth, level-headed, and stoical, so I'm sure she wouldn't have heeded medical advice and taken that much time off unless really necessary."

He continued: "Of course, there's always someone who will tell you how they had a hysterectomy in their lunch break, or their appendix removed while on the school run."

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The Prince of Wales is 'stepping up' to help run his household as the Princess of Wales recuperates from surgery.

"But in reality, we should all be taking a leaf out of Kate's book and convalescing properly." Highlighting the importance of proper recovery, Dr Pemberton warned: "We need to allow ourselves time to get both physically and mentally back up to speed. So many of us are guilty of rushing back to work too quickly."

Royal biographer Robert Hardman also revealed how Prince William is stepping up as a modern heir to the throne "They are a modern royal couple. There would have been more delegation [in the past]. He doesn’t want to leave it all to the nanny."

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Kate, Princess of Wales pictured in 2023.

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