Catherine, Princess of Wales, will likely be released from the hospital in the coming days after a "serious" abdominal surgery performed on January 16. In addition to her husband, Prince William, and three children, her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, "will be there to lend support" as she recovers.
"Her parents are an enduring factor in the upbringing of their grandchildren," they added. "And they will be a reassuring presence when she goes back to Windsor to recuperate."
Another source close to the Prince and Princess of Wales shared how the Wales household does not have "a huge private staff" and "as a result, William is really hands-on."
They added: "He doesn’t want any mistakes made with the next generation. He wants to give them a proper upbringing and lots of love. That is foremost in his mind."
"We know they are a very tight family unit, and he wants to be there for them," royal author Robert Hardman told an outlet. "So much of what they do with those kids is about normalizing life and not making them feel like they are in a special gilded cage."
The future queen is currently recovering in the London Clinic, and it will likely come as a surprise to many that Her Royal Highness plans to stay busy during her 10-12-week recuperation. A source close to Her Royal Highness 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."
"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."
The palace's official statement on Wednesday, January 17, read: "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 that 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 future queen has not been seen in public since Christmas Day, 2023, and is not expected to be seen until after Easter.
GBN reported on the insider revelations.