Kate Middleton has spent over a week at the London Clinic, a prestigious private hospital in the heart of the city, a short drive from Buckingham Palace. However, the Princess of Wales will soon return home to Windsor to continue her recovery from abdominal surgery.
Despite the luxurious amenities offered by the London Clinic, Kate is undoubtedly eager to reunite with her family. The hospital has hosted numerous notable figures, including Prince Philip and JFK.
Although Kate expressed her desire to resume royal duties promptly, she emphasized the potential harm it could cause. A doctor now issues a critical warning to Kate regarding her recovery.
Kate has cleared her schedule until she fully recuperates, and Prince William has postponed engagements to support his wife and care for their children. The Prince of Wales is now responsible for dropping off and picking up their children from school.
While Kate is expected to refrain from attending engagements until after Easter, she is likely to engage in work related to her campaigns, aligning with her recovery. Despite the hospital’s luxury, Kate undoubtedly misses her children and husband, just as much as they miss her during her week-long stay.
Fortunately, George, Charlotte, and Louis have visited her at least once, and they communicate via FaceTime. The Prince of Wales utilizes the technology to connect Kate with her children, allowing them not only to talk but also to see her through video.
Kate’s love for FaceTiming her children, especially when working away, ensures regular contact while she’s in the hospital. Both William and Kate actively participate in parenting duties, maintaining a sense of normalcy for the children. As Kate remains hospitalized, William ensures home life remains as routine as possible.
The London Clinic, located centrally and just an hour’s drive from Windsor, has hosted many celebrities over the years. Established in 1932, it saw John F. Kennedy diagnosed with Addison’s disease in 1947. Elizabeth Taylor underwent knee surgery in 1963, and in 1998, Augusto Pinochet was arrested for crimes against humanity while at the clinic.
The royal family has had connections with The London Clinic since the 1980s, with members officially launching various facilities. Prince Charles opened the physiotherapy department in 1989, Princess Margaret inaugurated the MRI unit two years later, and Queen Elizabeth II visited in 2010 to open the new cancer unit.