Princess Catherine ‘recovering well’ as she leaves Windsor for the first time since surgery

Feb 11, 2024
After successful surgery, Princess Catherine leaves Windsor Castle for a relaxing break at Anmer Hall, a promising milestone in her recovery journey. Source: Getty Images.

In a development sure to delight royal enthusiasts, Princess Catherine has reportedly left Windsor for the first time since her surgery last month, marking a significant step in her recovery journey.

The 42-year-old Princess of Wales is now expected to spend some much-needed downtime at Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, accompanied by her husband, Prince William, during their children’s school half-term break.

“Catherine is recovering well,” a source told The Daily Mail.

“She was looking forward to a change of scene and will be able to take it easy in Norfolk while the children let off steam with William.”

The Princess’ health woes were revealed to the public when Kensington Palace announced her admission to the private London Clinic on Tuesday, January 16 for abdominal surgery.

“Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales was admitted to hospital 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 statement read.

“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.

“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 that she has to postpone her upcoming engagements. She looks forward to reinstating as many as possible, as soon as possible.”

The public we elated when Kensington Palace officially announced Princess Catherine’s return to the Windsor estate, marking the end of her two-week hospital stay.

“The Princess of Wales has returned home to Windsor to continue her recovery from surgery,” Kensington Palace said in a statement at the time.

“She is making good progress.

“The prince and princess wish to say a huge thank you to the entire team at the London Clinic, especially the dedicated nursing staff, for the care they have provided.

“The Wales family continues to be grateful for the well wishes they have received from around the world.”

Despite her recent abdominal surgery, Princess Catherine wasted no time resuming her royal duties.

The royal has reportedly been meticulously planning future engagements and maintaining communication with her team “from her bed”, according to an insider.

“Kate will still be healing for several weeks but is already eager to get back to work,” the insider told US Weekly.

“Kate’s procedure went well and she’s still recovering.”

Princess Catherine “has seen all the children” since returning home with the insider revealing that her children have “all made her some ‘get well soon’ cards along with some of her favorite snacks” as she continues her recovery.


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