Prince William could return to duties 'next week' once Princess Kate is 'settled'

Prince William could return to duties 'next week' once Princess Kate is 'settled'

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 02/02/2024

- 17:10

The Princess of Wales is recovering from abdominal surgery at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor

Prince William may return to royal duties “next week” when Princess Kate is “settled,” a source has claimed.

The Prince of Wales has been caring for his wife and looking after their three children - Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis - at their home in Windsor.

The princess left The London Clinic on Monday where she spent 14 days resting following an abdominal operation.

Rebecca English, the Daily Mail’s Royal Editor, revealed that the family should get back to normality next week.

Prince William and Kate

Prince William is looking after Kate at their home in Windsor


English said: “I think we could see him [William] doing some public engagements towards the end of next week I have to say.

“I think he'll start to go back to work once she's [Kate] settled.”

The King is also currently recovering at home following his treatment for an enlarged prostate but is unlikely to get back to work for another few weeks.

English said: “The King headed immediately for Clarence House, which is a London residence, and my understanding was that it was because he wanted to be within the vicinity of the hospital just for the first few days.

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

“But after that I suspect he will head out to the country, maybe Windsor or Highgrove, for the next two or three weeks for recuperation.”

The royal commentator also revealed that the King may not be out in public “until the end of February” as he recovers.

The Princess of Wales is also not likely to return to any royal public duties until after Easter, which only leaves a few senior royals left to work.

Princess Anne, Queen Camilla and the Duchess of Edinburgh are stepping up this week as the only senior royals on public engagements.

Kate and William

Princess Kate is not expected to return to work until after Easter


Princess Anne, Queen Camilla, Duchess of EdinburghDuchess of Edinburgh, Princess Anne, and Queen Camilla are carrying out royal dutiesGetty

The Queen has been out every day this week; she opened a new cancer centre in London on Wednesday and attended a service of celebration at Bath Abbey yesterday.

By next Wednesday the Duke of Gloucester, 79, will enter back into the royal workforce closely followed by the Duke of Edinburgh on February 8.

Prince Edward is taking a short break from royal duties following his recent trip to South Africa and Saint Helena last month.

Royal fans took to social media to express both their concern for the duke’s absence and to praise him for taking a well-earned rest.

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