Princess Kate 'unlikely to travel outside UK' in early stages of return to royal duties

Princess Kate 'unlikely to travel outside UK' in early stages of return to royal duties

WATCH NOW: Kate to be out of action until Easter, says GB News's Royal Correspondent

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 28/02/2024

- 09:45

The Princess of Wales's return to royal duties will depend on "how confident she is feeling at this time"

  • Princess Kate underwent "successful" abdominal surgery last month
  • The Princess of Wales will not return to royal duties until after Easter, as per Kensington Palace's official statement
  • The mother-of-three will "avoid travelling outside of the UK", a health expert claimed

Princess Kate is "unlikely to travel outside the UK" during the early stages of her return to royal duties, a health expert exclusively told GB News.

The Princss of Wales has taken a temporary break from royal duties as she recovers from abdominal surgery which took place in January.

Kensington Palace did not release any details about the "planned" surgery, but did note that it was "successful".

Kate, 42, stayed in The London Clinic for 13 days following the operation on January 16, and later returned home to Adelaide Cottage.

Kate Middleton

Kate is not likely to embark on any royal tours in the coming months


Dr James Thompson, a Consultant Psychologist, explained how Kate is likely handling her recovery journey at her home in Windsor.

In an exclusive interview with GB News, Thompson said: "Depending on the success of her recovery and how confident she is feeling at this time, this will determine when she is back performing her royal duties.

"With a swift recovery, we expect to see Kate back to her usual duties relatively soon, back meeting the general public and her usual royal engagements.

"However, this most likely will not include travelling outside the UK in the early stages."

Kate MiddletonKate had 'planned abdominal surgery' last monthGetty

There were rumours towards the end of 2023 that the Prince and Princess of Wales would head to Italy on a royal tour in the spring of 2024.

However, it is not expected that Kate or William will engage in any international travel over the coming months while the princess recuperates.

It comes as Kensington Palace provided a health update for the Princess of Wales on Tuesday.

The Palace said that the Princess of Wales is "doing well" as she recovers from abdominal surgery.

Kate Middleton and Prince William

Kate and William are unlikely to embark on a royal tour anytime soon

Prince George, Princess Kate, Prince Louis, Prince William, Princess CharlottePrince William is currently taking care of Kate and the three Wales children at Adelaide CottagePA

The update was issued after Prince William pulled out of attending a memorial service for the late King Constantine of Greece.

He cited a personal matter, according to Kensington Palace, and did not divulge any other details.

However, they did add that the Princess of Wales was continuing to be "doing well" after her surgery.

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