Kate Middleton spotted with Prince William looking 'happy' and 'healthy'

Two months after undergoing abdominal surgery, Kate Middleton seems to be getting back on track. This Saturday, 16 March 2024, the Princess of Wales was spotted with her husband, Prince William, in a local shop.

Kate Middleton spotted
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Kate Middleton spotted

Following the announcement of Kate Middleton's hospitalization on 16 January 2024, Kensington Palace has refused to release any details about the royal's health. While gathering her strength for a few months, Prince William's wife did not wish to release her medical records, preferring to recover from a major operation with the utmost discretion.

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A great deal of mystery that has agitated the press, each day without an appearance from the mother of George, Charlotte and Louis gave rise to new conspiracies about the real reason for her prolonged absence. When she finally appeared before the eyes of the world, these conspiracy theories didn't stop. Quite the contrary, in fact.

The picture controversy

On 10 March 2024, a photograph signed by Prince William was published on the internet to mark Mother's Day. A few days after being photographed in a car with her mother Carole, Kate Middleton posed this time with her three children for an adorable family portrait. Except that a number of details in the photo immediately added fuel to the conspiracy theories that spreading like wildfire on the internet. Starting with the disappearance of their engagement ring.

Not seeing the imposing sapphire surrounded by diamonds, they imagined the future royal couple were on the verge of breaking up. Crude retouching then called the authenticity of the photo into question. So much so that the Princess was forced to apologize.

Kate Middleton finally appears after her operation

Shaken by the controversy, Kate Middleton and Prince William put their minds at rest this weekend. While Charles Spencer - Lady Diana's brother - voiced his concern on British television, the Princess of Wales was seen 'happy, relaxed' and 'in good health'with her husband in a local farm store on the outskirts of Windsor. It was the first time she had been seen outside since her abdominal surgery, and as Kensington Palace has always said, the signs of a forthcoming return are encouraging. One witness recounted in the columns of the Daily Mail:

After all the rumours that had been going round I was stunned to see them there. Kate was out shopping with William and she looked happy and she looked well.
The kids weren't with them but it's such a good sign she was healthy enough to pop down to the shops.

It is important to note that no photos of this outing have been taken as the couple wished to keep their privacy.

Before they visited the boutique, Kate Middleton and Prince William cheered on their children George, Charlotte and Louis during their sports session. A return to normal life and maybe soon to public life? Accordingto people close to the Prince and Princess of Wales, she is due to make her first official engagement on 17 April.

This article has been translated from Voici FR.

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