In a press release posted on social media, Kensington Palace explained the details of the princess's departure. The statement said: “The Princess of Wales has returned to Windsor to continue her recovery from surgery. “She is making good progress.” It continued: “The Prince and Princess would like to say a huge thank you to the entire team at London Clinic, particularly the dedicated nursing staff, for the care they have provided.” “The Wales family remains grateful for the good wishes they have received from all over world received.”
King Charles III and the Princess of Wales are both recovering from various health problems
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Kensington Palace confirmed on January 17 that the princess was receiving treatment. News of her operation came on the same day as the announcement that the royal was to be treated for an enlarged prostate. The King also recovered at the London Clinic; His Majesty currently remains in hospital, although his condition is expected to take less time to recover than that of the Princess of Wales. The king has postponed his upcoming royal engagements and is said to have met with the princess during their overlapping stays. Queen Camilla was seen visiting hospital at the weekend, despite attending royal engagements during the week, including a visit to Swindon.
The Princess of Wales made her last public appearance on Christmas Day at the Sandringham estate. She attended the service with Prince William and their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. In their absence, Prince William is said to have refocused his time on the children's routines and tried to maintain a semblance of normality for them as much as possible. He was supported by the children's grandparents, Carole and Michael Middleton, as well as Pippa Matthews and James Middleton. Following Princess Kate's operation, it seems unlikely that Wales' rumored spring trip to Rome will go ahead. Royal family watchers are likely to see a concerted focus on family time and relaxation from the Welsh family – meaning a significant reduction in engagements.