Prince William has been seen visiting his wife Catherine, Princess of Wales as she recovers from her successful abdominal surgery.
The 41-year-old royal – who has children Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight, and five-year-old Prince Louis, with 42-year-old Catherine – arrived at the London Clinic in Marylebone where the mum-of-three is understood to be doing well as she starts a recouperation that may last up to two weeks after undergoing a planned procedure there on Tuesday. (16.01.24)
William was seen driving an Audi e-Tron GT Carbon Vorsprung from the back entrance of the facility, followed by a Land Rover Discovery.
A short statement from Kensington Palace said about his visit: “The Prince has just left hospital after visiting his wife.”
It came after William was hailed Catherine’s “rock” amid her hospitalisation.
Royal expert Phil Dampier told The Sun: “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.