Kate on school run with her mother - 'very subtle way of quashing rumours'

Kate on school run with her mother - 'very subtle way of quashing rumours'

Kate 'doesn't need distractions' as she recovers

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 05/03/2024

- 12:49

She was seen near Windsor Castle on Monday

Princess Kate has delivered a “very subtle message” as she was spotted for the first time since her abdominal surgery, according to royal commentator Michael Cole.

She was seen near Windsor Castle on Monday in the passenger seat of a car, according to TMZ.

A photo of the Princess of Wales is understood to have been taken by unauthorised paparazzi.

According to Cole, the royals were keen to put rumours regarding Kate’s health to an end and her public showing could have been a deliberate attempt to do just that.

He also believes the photo was taken during a school run.

Princess Kate and Michael Cole

Michael Cole believes Princess Kate delivered a message with her public showing


“It would have been a very brilliant way of scotching all the vile rumours that have been going around about her”, he said on GB News.

“I’ve said that it would have been a good idea for Kensington Palace to be as candid as it could be when she went into hospital and to actually give some sort of guidance about her condition or even where she is now.


“Maybe somebody was listening and that little expedition yesterday, knowing that there would be somebody around with the camera, might have snapped her.

“Maybe this was a very subtle way of scotching those rumours.”

GB News host Bev Turner rallied against the idea that rumours being spread about the future Queen’s health are “vile”, arguing they are “funny” and shows the “brilliant British sense of humour”.

Cole argued there has been a lot of misinformation spreading online, saying “some of it was really nasty about her medical condition”.

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Andrew Pierce, Bev Turner and Michael Cole

Michael Cole joined Bev Turner and Andrew Pierce on GB News


He added: “Some of it was saying that she had been put into an induced coma and so on and so forth.

“Of course Kensington Palace had to come out and say that it was totally ludicrous and nonsense.”

Kate was admitted to the London Clinic – the private hospital where the King underwent treatment for an enlarged prostate – for a planned operation on January 16.

Charles, 75, visited his daughter-in-law’s bedside after being admitted himself on January 26 – the 11th day of Kate’s stay.

She was also visited by her husband the Prince of Wales.

Kate left the hospital on January 29 – almost two weeks later.

She returned to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor to be reunited with her three children, Kensington Palace said.

Details of the princess’s condition have not been revealed but the Palace said previously it was not cancer-related and that Kate wished her personal medical information to remain private.

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