Royals Release Statement on Kate Middleton's Health Amid Conspiracy Theories Swirling Over Her Absence Following Abdominal Surgery

The Princess of Wales was last seen on Christmas at Sandringham.

Kensington Palace released a new statement updating Kate Middleton's health, putting an end to wild speculation and conspiracy theories surrounding her royal absence for two months following abdominal surgery. The statement from the Royal Family reassured well-wishers that she was recovering successfully two months after her abdominal surgery.

A royal spokesperson said: "Kensington Palace made it clear in January the timelines of the princess' recovery and we'd only be providing significant updates. That guidance stands." Officials, however, did mention that the Princess of Wales remains in good health. Kate plans to resume her royal duties after Easter, which means she could be seen in less than a month from now.

Kate Recovering Successfully

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The announcement comes amid cautionary statements from royal commentators, urging the Royal Family to provide more transparency about Prince William's absence from his godfather's memorial. The reason for his non-participation was cited as an unspecified "personal reason."

The heir withdrew from the memorial service for the late King Constantine of Greece, who died in January, while his father, King Charles, was also missing due to ongoing cancer treatment.

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Queen Camilla took the lead as the most senior member of the Royal Family present, and Prince Andrew played a notable role in leading other royals into the service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

No additional details were provided about William's absence, and it is unclear whether it is related to his wife, the Princess of Wales's recovery.

The Royal Family clearly stated that his absence was unrelated to the death of Thomas Kingston, the husband of Lady Gabriella Windsor, who died suddenly on Sunday night at the age of 45.

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The Prince of Wales had not made any public appearances since the Bafta Awards in London earlier this month until he visited the Western Marble Arch Synagogue in central London. The Princess of Wales was last seen on Christmas at Sandringham.

Royals Still Maintain Secrecy

Royal biographer Phil Dampier told MailOnline that while the royals "have a right to privacy," the current circumstances are not ordinary, especially considering the recent health issues involving Charles and Catherine.

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"I'm afraid that if no reason for Prince William pulling out at the last minute is given, there will inevitably be speculation, some of it wild and unfair, but that is the nature of social media these days," he said.

"There were lurid reports in a Greek publication the other day about Kate's health, for which there is no evidence, but these rumours get circulated around the world quickly.

"The Palace made it clear Kate is recovering well and we saw the King return to London from Windsor, possibly for treatment.

"But we still don't know what urgent personal reason led William to cancel. I think he should be more open if the palace wants to avoid speculation."

The family's health challenges have exposed the realities of a streamlined monarchy. Since the beginning of the year, there has been a sudden shortage of frontline royals, with both Charles and Kate going into the hospital around the same time in January.

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This situation has placed a heavier load on the Prince of Wales, who is assuming more public duties while simultaneously supporting Kate and caring for his three children, George, Charlotte, and Louis.

Charles underwent surgery for a benign prostate condition last month but was subsequently diagnosed with an unrelated cancer.

He has withdrawn from public-facing duties as he undergoes treatment. Kate, undergoing abdominal surgery at the same time, is currently in recovery following a two-week hospital stay.

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