Kate Middleton spotted in public for the first time since surgery with mum Carole

The Princess of Wales is understood to be recovering well with the help of her friends and family as she was spotted in public for the first time.

Kate Middleton spotted in public first time after surgery
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Kate Middleton spotted in public first time after surgery

2024 began with a lot of updates from the Royal Family, including Kate Middleton’s planned abdominal surgery. When the announcement was made, very little details were shared with the public. Ever since, the public have been wondering how the Princess has been doing and many theories about her health have also been circulating around the media.

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The last time Kate Middleton she was last spotted in public in December 2023 during the Royal Christmas walk.

Kate Middleton spotted in public for the first time after surgery

Kate Middleton has been away from the public eye since then, leading many asking the question 'Where is Kate?'. She was admitted to the hospital on January 16 and was discharged from the hospital on January 29. After the Princess returned home from the hospital, the Palace issued a statement confirming that the Princess is doing well but is ‘unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter,’ confirms People Magazine.

While she is not back in action, the Princess was seen in public for the first time ever since last year’s Christmas walks. According to The Mirror, she was spotted with her mum Carole Middleton who is understood to be driving her around. A witness shared:

It was a lovely sunny day and Kate was being driven by her mum.
The Princess was sitting in the passenger seat and wearing dark sunglasses but looked well as the two women were talking with one another.

Kate was spotted in the car in Berkshire on Monday by members of the public. Being seen in public even for a few minutes has reassured people that Kate Middleton is recovering well.

Kate Middleton’s mother helping her recover from abdominal surgery

Insiders have revealed that while the Palace confirmed Kate’s surgery was due to ‘non-cancerous’ health issues, it is understood to be ‘serious’ considering the time it’s taking her to recover from it. A source said:

It does sound serious with the length of time [she’s taking]. But she is in great hands and will have lots of care and support at home and is a fit young woman.

Apart from her four best friends, Kate Middleton’s mother is also helping the future Queen to recover. The Middletons live a short car ride away from the Prince and Princess of Wales' home base in Windsor, residing in Bucklebury, Berkshire. They share a warm and loving bond with their grandkids - Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte - as they often go to sleepovers at the Middleton house. A palace insider 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.

Kate's first official royal event after surgery announced

To add the relief of her good recovery, it was also revealed on 5 March that Kate Middleton will attend Trooping the Colour on June 8 and it will be her first official royal duty.

This comes after her absence from Royal public life sparked many conspiracy theories on social media. She is understood to be recuperating at home in Windsor. Meanwhile, Kate’s uncle, who is currently on Celebrity Big Brother, shared that the Princess is recovering in a ‘nice house somewhere,’ reports The Express.

On being asked if she will be watching the show, Gary Goldsmith replied:

If she is sitting behind a sofa, yes! It'll be a nice one in a nice house somewhere, I can guarantee that!

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People Magazine: Kate Middleton Gets Support from Mom Carole as Royal Is Spotted amid Surgery Recovery

Mirror: Kate Middleton seen for first time in public since surgery in car with mum Carole

The Express: Princess Kate's uncle Gary Goldsmith reveals where she is in three-word response

Kate Middleton seen leaving Adelaide Cottage for the first time, how is she doing since surgery? Kate Middleton seen leaving Adelaide Cottage for the first time, how is she doing since surgery?