Kate, Princess of Wales, leaves hospital after surgery

  • By Sean Coughlan
  • royal correspondent

Catherine, Princess of Wales, has left hospital almost two weeks after undergoing abdominal surgery.

A statement from Kensington Palace said the princess has returned to her home in Windsor and is “making good progress.”

She was expelled from the London Clinic private hospital without any public appearance.

The exact nature of the surgery has not been revealed, but the princess will need months of recovery.

The princess spent 13 nights in hospital since her operation and is not expected to return to official duties until after Easter.

Kensington Palace said the Prince and Princess of Wales wanted to send a “huge thank you” to the medical team at central London hospital and for the “well wishes they have received from around the world”.

The palace statement said the princess would “continue her recovery” from home.

Catherine, 42, was admitted to the same private hospital as the King, who visited her before undergoing a procedure for an enlarged prostate on Friday.

The King remains in hospital after being treated for a benign prostate problem, which is not cancerous, and a common condition in older men, according to the NHS.

About one in three men over the age of 50 will have some symptoms of an enlarged prostate, which is a gland located just below the bladder.

The plan for King Charles, 75, to undergo a “corrective procedure” for his prostate was made public as a way to encourage other men to have prostate checks.

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