Kensington Palace announced on Wednesday, January 17, that the Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, has undergone a planned abdominal surgery at the London Clinic.
According to the statement, the operation was successful and the wife of Prince William will remain in the hospital for 10 to 14 days.
It was also noted that the Princess will not resume her official engagements until after Easter.
Kate Middleton in hospital
Kate will spend the first days of her recovery at the London Clinic in Marylebone, where the planned operation was performed.
The Princess will then return to her residence in Windsor to continue her recovery with the support of her family, Kensington Palace added.
The London Clinic, based on the corner of Devonshire Place and Marylebone Road in central London, is the UK’s largest independent private hospital, according to the Daily Mail.
The clinic opened in 1932 and has treated the likes of Prince Philip, Princess Margaret, actress Elizabeth Taylor and U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Police officers have been guarding the entrance since news of Kate’s operation broke.
In addition, several groups of people, including journalists, have gathered in the area to get more information about the princess’s health.
However, the statement issued by the royals said they wished to keep Kate’s medical details private, and royal officials said they would provide updates on her progress as appropriate.