"He's a huge fan of hers. He thinks she's a great asset," royal author and historian Robert Hardman dished.
"She's fit, she's young, and she's out of action for three months," he added. "That's a cause for concern, not alarm, but he'll definitely be taking the view, 'For God's sake, don't make her feel she's got to come back to duties any sooner than she feels she needs to.' I don't think there's anyone who wants to put any kind of pressure on her."
The future queen is currently recovering in the London Clinic after abdominal surgery, and it will likely come as a surprise to many that conflicting reports suggest that Her Royal Highness plans to stay busy during her 10-12-week recuperation. A source close to the next Queen Consort said that she has an "unwavering commitment to duty" while sharing her intention to "work from bed."
"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."
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. But in reality, we should all be taking a leaf out of Kate's book and convalescing properly."
Although King Charles III's operation planned prostate surgery this week is rumored to be "minimally invasive" and "routine," it is the "concerning" and "odd" condition of Prince William's immensely popular wife that has royal watchers on edge.
"It's going to be a long stay in hospital afterward — these days they get the patients out of hospital as soon as possible back on their feet," royal journalist Michael Cole, who has covered the royal family for decades, told an outlet. "So that also does indicate the seriousness of the nature of whatever it is that is ailing her."
When asked during an interview why the news was so "secretive" and "sudden" on the part of Kensington Palace, Cole added: "What's the point of announcing it beforehand? It will only create speculation."
GBN reported on Hardman's remarks.