- Written by Sean Coughlan
- Royal correspondent
Catherine, Princess of Wales, has left hospital almost two weeks after undergoing abdominal surgery.
A statement issued by Kensington Palace said that the princess has now returned to her home in Windsor and is “making good progress.”
She was discharged from the private London Clinic Hospital without making any public appearance.
The exact nature of the surgery was not revealed, but the princess will need months of recovery.
The princess has spent 13 nights in hospital since her surgery, and is not expected to return to her official duties until after Easter.
Kensington Palace said the Prince and Princess of Wales wanted to send a “huge thank you” to the medical team at Central London Hospital and for the “good wishes they have received from around the world.”
The palace statement said the princess “will continue her recovery” at home.
Catherine (42 years old) was staying in the same private hospital where the king was visiting her before he underwent surgery for an enlarged prostate on Friday.
The king remains in hospital after being treated for a benign prostate problem, which is a non-cancerous condition and is common in older men, according to the NHS.
One in three men over the age of 50 experience some symptoms of an enlarged prostate, a gland located just below the bladder.
King Charles, 75, is planning to have a prostate “corrective procedure” announced as a way to encourage other men to have prostate checks.
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