Prince William hailed as Catherine, Princess of Wales’ ‘rock’ after her surgery

As his wife starts her recovery from successful abdominal surgery, Prince William has been hailed as her “rock”, with the royal set to postpone a series of official engagements to help her recouperate.

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Prince William has been hailed as Catherine, Princess of Wales’ ‘rock’ amid her hospitalisation
Prince William has been hailed as Catherine, Princess of Wales’ ‘rock’ amid her hospitalisation

Prince William has been hailed as Catherine, Princess of Wales’ “rock” amid her hospitalisation.

The 41-year-old royal has children Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight, and five-year-old Prince Louis, with Catherine, 42, who is understood to be doing well as she starts a recouperation that may last up to two weeks at a ward in The London Clinic, Marylebone, where she had successful abdominal surgery on Tuesday. (16.01.24)

Royal expert Phil Dampier told The Sun’s Fabulous supplement: “William will be Kate’s rock while she is in hospital but other members of the royal family will be giving her their love and support as well.

“At home William will be looking after the children but of course he is ably assisted by the kids’ Spanish nanny Maria Borrallo who has always been there for them.

“They are all very fond of her and they are in safe hands.”

It has also been reported William will be doing the school run for his and Catherine’s three children, who all attend Lambrook School, close to their home Adelaide Cottage in Berkshire.

Phil added about Catherine’s mum Carole Middleton being a great support system: “Carole is also very close to the three children, especially George.

“She will be reassuring the children that their mother is safe and being well looked after.”

Meanwhile, DailyMail.com has reported William “will not undertake official duties while his wife is in hospital”.

It added he will also do no royal duties during the immediate period after Catherine’s return home, with royal aides set to provide a revised schedule for William’s official duties in due course.

It’s understood neither William or Catherine will travel internationally over the coming months, with Catherine’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton and her siblings Pippa Matthews and James Middleton set to support her recovery in hospital and then at home.

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