Princess Kate tipped to have 'unprecedented influence' if she goes public with diagnosis

Princess Kate tipped to have 'unprecedented influence' if she goes public with diagnosis

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 04/02/2024

- 09:24

The Princess of Wales underwent 'planned abdominal surgery' in January

Princess Kate will have "unprecedented influence" if she goes public with her diagnosis, a royal commentator has claimed.

Kate, 42, underwent "planned abdominal surgery" in January, however, no specific details about the operation were released to the public.

Kensington Palace released a statement the day after the Princess of Wales's “planned surgery”, asking the media not to speculate about the mother-of-three’s condition.

It is unknown if the princess will open up about her hospitalisation once she returns to royal duties, which is likely to be after Easter.

Kate Middleton

Princess Kate is recuperating at Adelaide Cottage


But Kate's openness could have a very positive impact, according to royal commentator Emily Nash.

She said: “If she does choose to share her diagnosis in future it'll go stratospheric.

"The potential for her to raise awareness is probably unprecedented. So, I'm sure that will be something that's on her mind."

Nash also told A Right Royal Podcast: “She is such an influencer in many ways, she really inspires people, whether it's to go and buy the outfit she's worn, or to change government policy."

The London Clinic

Kate was treated at The London Clinic for 13 days after her surgery


The princess was being treated at The London Clinic, where she remained for 13 days following her surgery.

This was also the same hospital where King Charles received corrective surgery for an enlarged prostate.

The King was admitted to hospital on Friday, January 26, and discharged the following Monday, the same day as the Princess of Wales.

Kate returned to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor, where she lives with her husband Prince William and their three children.

Kate, William and their childrenKate is now at home in Adelaide Cottage with Prince William and their childrenPA
Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla has performed daily duties this week providing updates on the King's health


Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five, would not have seen their mother in person for nearly two weeks, as they did not visit Kate in hospital.

Meanwhile, King Charles, 75, has been recuperating at Sandringham since Wednesday, according to the Court Circular.

His wife, Queen Camilla, has been carrying out daily royal duties this week, and regularly providing updates on the King's convalescence.

Prince William, 41, temporarily stepped back from royal duties to support Kate during her recuperation and care for their family.

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