Kate may not miss special birthday as Princess of Wales released from hospital

Kate may not miss special birthday as Princess of Wales released from hospital

Michael Cole talks about Princess Kate returning from hospital

GB News
Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 29/01/2024

- 19:36

Princess Kate has returned home to Windsor following abdominal surgery

The Princess of Wales may not miss the birthday of a special family member as she returned home from hospital today.

Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton, is set to celebrate her birthday this week as her daughter recovers from medical surgery.

The British businesswomen will celebrate her 69th birthday this Wednesday - an event which she usually celebrates surrounded by family.

Although Carole may visit her daughter on Wednesday, it is unlikely that Kate will be attending any big birthday plans like in previous years.

Carole Middleton and Princess Kate

Princess Kate may not miss her mother's birthday this year


For Carole’s 60th birthday, Kate, William and their son, Prince George, joined the Middletons on holiday to the tropical island Mustique.

The family stayed in Villa Rocina, a beachside gem where guests can wander through tropical gardens and go snorkelling off the island’s reef.

In 2019, Kate’s sister, Pippa, threw their mum a party at her home in Chelsea for her 64th birthday. The princess was pictured walking into the party wearing a £2,075 Alexander McQueen red, maxi dress.

Last year, Carole Middleton wrote in a newsletter for their family-run business, Party Pieces: “Is it just me or has January flown by?

Carole Middleton

Carole Middleton is set to celebrate her 69th birthday this Wednesday


“Which means it is nearly my birthday. I often go away on holiday for my birthday, but this year I am bringing the sunshine to me by throwing a party featuring lots of bright and bold colours.”

Even during lockdown Kate’s mother made the most out of her birthday with her husband, Michael Middleton.

She wrote on Instagram: “"If, like me, your birthday falls during the cold, dark days of winter, your loved ones can still make the day full of surprises.

“This year it’s down to my husband to help me mark my day - no pressure!"

Carole Middleton, Princess Charlotte and Kate

​Carole Middleton with her daughter and granddaughter, Princess Charlotte 


Carole Middleton and Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton threw Carole a birthday party at her Chelsea home in 2019


However, Carole’s birthday may look a little different this year as she is expected to be an “enduring presence” for her daughter as she arrives home from hospital.

According to a royal source, Carole and Michael Middleton were expected to be at their daughter’s home when she returned from hospital to “lend support.”

The source added: “Her parents are an enduring factor in the upbringing of their grandchildren.

“And they will be a reassuring presence when she goes back to Windsor to recuperate.”

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