Kate, Princess of Wales, has been admitted to hospital for planned abdominal surgery, Kensington Palace said

Kate, Princess of Wales, has been admitted to hospital for planned abdominal surgery, Kensington Palace said in a statement on Wednesday. The British King He was expected to stay in the hospital for ten to 14 days.

The statement did not say why the surgery was performed, but said, “We hope the public will understand her desire to maintain as much normalcy as possible for her children; and she wishes her personal medical information to remain private.”

As the news broke at the official residence of Kate and her husband William, Prince of Wales, Buckingham Palace released a statement saying William's father, King Charles IIIHe will be admitted to the hospital next week for a procedure to treat an enlarged prostate.

“Common to thousands of men every year, the King sought treatment for an enlarged prostate. His Majesty's condition is benign and he will return to hospital next week for a definitive procedure,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. Postpone his public engagements for a “short recovery”.

In a statement, Kensington Palace apologized for postponing her own engagements.

Britain's Kate, Princess of Wales, smiles as she arrives to attend a carol service at Westminster Abbey on December 8, 2023 in London.

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Kensington Palace confirmed to CBS News that Kate is not dealing with cancer and that William may miss some future engagements with his wife.

“The surgery was successful,” Kensington Palace said, but “based on current medical advice,” the Princess of Wales “is unlikely to return to public duties after Easter.”

Kate is “looking forward to returning (engagements) as soon as possible,” the statement said.

Kate's husband, William, is the eldest son of King Charles Next in line to the British throne.

William and Kate have three children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5.

The princess is generally healthy and active and enjoys a variety of sports, but she suffered through all three pregnancies. Hyperemesis gravidarumA severe morning sickness prevented her from attending royal events in the weeks leading up to the birth.

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