Princess of Wales Kate Middleton left hospital today, January 29, 2024, almost two weeks after being admitted for abdominal surgery. A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “The Princess of Wales has returned to Windsor to continue her recovery from surgery. He is making good progress. The exact nature of the operation is not known (yet), but the princess will need months of recovery. The stay is expected to take place at the family home, Adelaide Cottage in Windsor. Kate, Prince William and their three children moved into the property in the summer of 2022 after leaving their previous royal home in the heart of London.
It is her family's home, seemingly almost modest by royal standards. Kate will remain there until she resumes her royal duties, which is not until after Easter. Adelaide Cottage is located in the heart of the Windsor Estate, very close to Windsor Castle. The princes can therefore greet King Charles in person (when he is in Windsor) with relative ease. The villa is close to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis' school, namely Lambrook. Adelaide Cottage underwent a major renovation in 2015 and this is said to be the reason why William and Kate were able to personalize the property so quickly after deciding to leave life in London behind.
The crown jewel of the home is a spectacular Egyptian-style marble fireplace. Not to mention the princes' bedroom: according to connoisseurs, it is a true work of art. It would feature a vaulted ceiling with gold dolphins and special rope decorations made from material from the Royal Yacht George. There are only four bedrooms in the cottage, one for the couple and one for each of their three children. That means the family has no staff living in the house, which is a big change for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, whose nanny lived with them at their other homes, Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall. According to Web, the property also offers plenty of privacy thanks to its seven entrances and exits. But there is a but: A former tenant of Adelaide Cottage, Mrs Rosemary Townsend, wife of Captain Peter Townsend, wrote in her memoirs: “Adelaide Cottage was the coldest place she had ever seen in her entire life. Life”.