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17 January 2024, 14:56 | Updated: 26 January 2024, 12:17
Catherine the Princess of Wales has been admitted to hospital for planned abdominal surgery but how long will she be in recovery for? And what events has she had to cancel? Here's the details.
In a statement released by Kensington Palace, it read: "Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales was admitted to The London Clinic yesterday for planned abdominal surgery. The surgery was successful.
"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."
Princess Charlotte's mum has rightly had to cancel many of her upcoming events and appointments to ensure a full recovery from her operation.
Specifics over Kate's diary are unknown but her work with 'Shaping Us', an initiative set up for helping under five's, will likely slow down during this time period.
There were also rumours of a royal tour with husband William but that was never confirmed.
Kate has assured her followers all her work commitments are still very important to her and that she looks forward to getting back to her projects once healed.
The nature of the 42-year-old royals operation maybe unknown but her recovery period isn't.
Within the statement, palace officials confirmed Kate would remain in hospital for 10-12 days before continuing her recovery back home. They revealed she would be back on royal duty hopefully around April time.
It read: "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."