Royals release statement on Kate Middleton as she remains out of public eye following abdominal surgery

Eirian Jane ProsserDaily Mail
Kate, Princess of Wales, has been out of the public eye for months.
Camera IconKate, Princess of Wales, has been out of the public eye for months. Credit: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Kensington Palace has released a statement on Kate Middleton’s health as speculation continues to circulate online after a string of devastating health scares have hit the royal family.

In an effort to reassure well-wishers a royal spokesperson said, “Kensington Palace made it clear in January the timelines of the princess’ recovery and we’d only be providing significant updates. That guidance stands.”

Officials added that Kate continues to do “well” and plans to return to royal engagements after Easter.

FILE - Britain's Prince William, left, and Britain's Kate, Princess of Wales, attend a ceremonial welcome for the President and the First Lady of the Republic of Korea at Horse Guards Parade in London, England on Nov. 21, 2023. Charles' illness comes at a awkward time, as his daughter in law, the Princess of Wales, has also had her own health issues, having recently been hospitalized for two weeks following abdominal surgery following at the private London clinic. The former Kate Middleton won't be returning to public duties until after Easter and that will prompt other members of the royal family to pick up the slack.(Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Camera IconPrince William and Kate, Princess of Wales. Credit: Chris Jackson/AP

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The update comes as royal commentators warned the Royal family to be more open about why Prince William was absent from his godfather’s memorial, which was attributed to an unspecified “personal reason”.

It is unknown is William’s absence relates to the recovery of his wife however, the family were clear that it was not connected to the sudden and tragic death of Thomas Kingston — the husband of Lady Gabriella Windsor.

The Prince of Wales had not been seen since the Bafta awards in London earlier this month until he visited the Western Marble Arch Synagogue in central London.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Prince William, Prince of Wales, president of Bafta attends the Bafta Film Awards 2024 at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre on February 18, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Pettitt - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Camera Icon Prince William at the Baftas. Credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images

While on a visit there he met Holocaust survivor Renee Salt, 94, who was imprisoned in Auschwitz.

Renee told him she “missed Kate so much” as she continues to stay away from public duties amid her surgery recovery, adding, “I’m sorry, I’m sure that if your wife would’ve been well, she would’ve been here.

“I miss her so much. Give her my best wishes, please.”

During the visit William declared he and his wife were “extremely concerned about the alarming rise in anti-Semitism” across the world.

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