For the past couple of weeks, The Princess of Wales spent her time at the Private London Clinic following a planned abdominal surgery.
There have been rumors surrounding her hospital stay, with many believing that the fact the Palace didn’t provide any details regarding the surgery may suggest that something more serious than a simple procedure was in question.
While Prince William visited his beloved wife every day, her children didn’t have the chance to see their mom for two weeks. They only talked to her on the phone and via FaceTime.
William was the one who took the greater part in taking care for the children with the help of the family’s long time nanny.
And while Kate is expected to take her time in order to fully recover, William is said he would be getting back to his royal duties, although he would do his best to spend as much time at home.
“The Princess of Wales has returned home to Windsor to continue her recovery from surgery. She is making good progress,” Kensington Palace said in a statement Monday.
“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 palace said in a statement shared with HuffPost. “The Wales family continues to be grateful for the well wishes they have received from around the world.”
Except for William and the employees, Kate’s family would also be there to help her with her recovery, including her parents, her sister Pippa Matthews (née Middleton) and James.
Kate’s parents don’t live far away, and that’s a plus. On top of that, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis often have sleepovers at their grandparents’ place in Berkshire.
According to royal expert Sarah Hewson, Carole and Michael Midleton were also spending time at the hospital with their daughter.
“We haven’t seen them, but we saw William on the first day and then we didn’t see him again,” she said, as per Express. “Now, there are multiple entrances where they are able to slip in and out but we do know Carole and Michael Middleton were on hand particularly to help out with the children where William is, perhaps, visiting his wife.”
“They’d be doing a drop-off or pick-up [at school],” she added.
The royal expert continued, describing the Mdidletons as a “tight-knit family.”
“..and they and close friends have been rallying round and will continue to do so because it’s going to be a long time before Kate is really back up on her feet. [It’s] major surgery that she’s been through and, you know, we’re not going to see her out on royal duties until April – so, more than two months,” she concluded.
After leaving the hospital, Kate returned home at Adelaide Cottage at the Windsor grounds, the home the Prince and Princess of Wales moved in recently.
The place, which was built in 1831 for Queen Adelaide, the wife of King William IV, has a long royal history.
Many royals resided there over the years, and the Adelaide Cottage went under complete renovation in 2015.
It is said that before ended up living at Frogmore Cottage while residing in Britain, Harry and Meghan also considered choosing Adelaide Cottage as their home.
According to royal reporter Victoria Murphy, William and Kate preferred a move to Adelaide Cottage because it “allows William and Kate the opportunity to offer their children a more rural upbringing away from central London and the hustle and bustle of Kensington Palace, which is a popular tourist attraction.”
Another reason was that the place had already been renovated. Kate and William decided not to have staff live there.
“Kate and William were very keen for a modest home to start their new lives in Windsor,” a source told The Sun. “Adelaide Cottage fits the bill because it is a four-bedroom home and they do not need any more as they have no live-in staff. They were adamant they didn’t want anything too showy or anything that needed renovating or extra security so as not to be a burden on the taxpayer.
The source continued, “The added bonus is they can send George, Charlotte, and Louis to school together locally. The three children will enjoy running around and playing in the gardens, which is the kind of life they enjoy so much when at Anmer Hall.”
As Kate is expected to recover, her home is of course the perfect place for that. But some believe that spending her time at Adelaide Cottage right after being discharged from the hospital isn’t the best idea. The reason why is that the place is said to be rather cold.
“It’s not an absolutely ideal place. A former tenant of Adelaide Cottage was Mrs. Rosemary Townsend, the wife of Group Captain Peter Townsend, who famously had an affair with Princess Margaret,” royal correspondent Michael Cole told GB News just a day after Kate’s surgery was announced.
“And [Mrs. Rosemary Townsend] wrote in her memoirs that it was the coldest place she’d ever encountered in the whole of her life. So maybe not the best place to start feeling better, particularly in this quite cold winter that we’re enjoying at the moment.”
Further, Cole warns Kate Middleton to avoid recovering at Adelaide Cottage.
“It was interesting there was no departure photo call and she’s gone off straight to Adelaide Cottage in the middle of Windsor Great Park to recuperate,” he told GB News.
“That, of course, is where her children are, they go to school locally and she’ll want to be there, but it’s not an ideal place for recuperatios. It’s not terribly big. In fact, there’s no room inside the house for the nanny; she has to live in an outbuilding.”
Michael Cole concluded, “Catherine’s parents have a larger house not far away in Berkshire, but she’s on the way to recovery.”
We wish Kate a speedy recovery.
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