Prince William Visits Princess Kate in the Hospital As She Recovers From Surgery

Prince William paid a visit to his wife, Princess Catherine, in the hospital today, as she continues to recover from her abdominal surgery.

The Prince of Wales was seen leaving the London Clinic today in his car. He drove himself, with a man accompanying him in the passenger seat.

Kensington Palace announced yesterday, January 17, that Kate had been admitted to the hospital on January 16 to undergo a planned abdominal surgery. Though the palace did not disclose the cause behind the procedure, Bazaar learned that the princess’s condition is not cancerous.

The palace said, “Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales was admitted to hospital yesterday for planned abdominal surgery. The surgery was successful, and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for 10 to 14 days, before returning home to continue her recovery.”

The palace added that, based on the medical advice the royal is receiving, she will likely not return to her public duties until after Easter, which falls on March 31 this year. Her last major public engagement was in December, when she, William, and their three kids (Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis) rang in the holidays with their annual Christmas Day service at Sandringham.

Also yesterday, the palace announced, in an uncharacteristically explicit statement, that King Charles was being treated for his “enlarged prostate.”

“In common with thousands of men each year, the king has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate,” they said. “His Majesty’s condition is benign, and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure. The king’s public engagements will be postponed for a short period of recuperation.”

Rosa Sanchez is the senior news editor at Harper’s Bazaar, working on news as it relates to entertainment, fashion, and culture. Previously, she was a news editor at ABC News and, prior to that, a managing editor of celebrity news at American Media. She has also written features for Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Forbes, and The Hollywood Reporter, among other outlets.