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Kate Middleton Has Returned Home to Windsor After 13 Nights in the Hospital

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Kate Middleton is back home with her family after spending 13 nights in the hospital following a "planned abdominal surgery."

Kensington Palace released a statement confirming Kate's return to Windsor, saying "The Princess of Wales has returned home to Windsor to continue her recovery from surgery. She is making good progress. 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 Wales family continues to be grateful for the well wishes they have received from around the world."

Kensington Palace announced Kate's hospitalization on Wednesday, January 17, saying she'd had surgery one day before on January 16.

"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," the palace said. "Based on the current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter."

The statement continued, "The Princess of Wales appreciates the interest this statement will generate. She hopes that the public will understand her desire to maintain as much normality for her children as possible; and her wish that her personal medical information remains private. Kensington Palace will, therefore, only provide updates on Her Royal Highness’ progress when there is significant new information to share. 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."

Wishing the Princess of Wales well throughout the rest of her recovery!

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