First official photo of Princess Kate released since operation

First official photo of Princess Kate released since operation

Watch: Cameron Walker discuss Princess Kate releasing a photo for Mother's Day

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 10/03/2024

- 09:16

Updated: 10/03/2024

- 11:54

Kensington Palace released an image of the princess with her three children to celebrate Mother's Day

The first official photo of Princess Kate since her operation has been released this morning.

In the photograph, the princess sits surrounded by her three young children: Prince Louis, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Kensington Palace released the photo to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday 10 March.

The princess also thanked the public for their kind support throughout her recovery following an abdominal operation.

Louis, Kate, George and Charlotte

Kensington Palace release new image of Kate for Mother's Day

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The picture, which was taken by Prince William, was uploaded to The Prince and Princess of Wales's official X, formerly known as Twitter, page.

It read: "Thank you for your kind wishes and continued support over the last two months."

"Wishing everyone a Happy Mother's Day. C"

The princess signed off the post with her initial 'C' for Catherine.

The photo shows the princess and her three children beaming into the camera in a picture taken on a patio outside.

Kate wears blue jeans and brown, lace-up boots with a green, zip-up jacket.

Prince George affectionately wraps two arms around his mother's neck and shows a toothy grin.

Royal fans rushed to wish the royal a Happy Mother's Day and a speedy recovery.

Princess Kate and Princess CharlottePrincess Kate and Princess Charlotte walking hand-in-hand on the Sandringham Estate in 2023PA

One fan said: "Wishing you a wonderful day today with your gorgeous children, and a speedy, full recovery and return in your own good time to public life and engagements."

Kate has not undertaken any royal duties since she was admitted to the London Clinic for abdominal surgery on January 17.

Kensington Palace confirmed that her surgery was "successful" and on January 29 it was announced that the princess was discharged from hospital to recover at home.

The Princess of Wales is not expected to return to any official royal engagements until after Easter.


Princess KatePrincess Kate underwent planned abdominal surgery in JanuaryPA

Last Monday, the princess was photographed by paparazzi in a car with her mother, Carole Middleton.

The pictures were not authorised by Kensington Palace and therefore not released by British media publications.

However, the images were released on a US gossip site.

Following speculation on social media about the whereabouts of the princess, Kensington Palace reaffirmed Kate's recovery timeline stating: "We were very clear from the outset that the Princess of Wales was out until after Easter and Kensington Palace would only be providing updates when something was significant."

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