Kate Middleton Receives Surprise Visit from King Charles in Hospital Ahead of His Planned Treatment

The monarch was admitted into the same hospital where the princess is recovering

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While Kate Middleton is still recovering from her previously unannounced abdominal surgery at a private clinic in London, the Princess of Wales received a surprise visit from her father-in-law, King Charles

Earlier this morning, Buckingham Palace announced in a statement that the 75-year-old monarch has been admitted into the same London hospital where Princess Catherine, 42, is currently recuperating after undergoing surgery. According to People and Hello, it appears the king checked in on his daughter-in-law before receiving treatment of his own for his enlarged prostate, a diagnosis which the palace revealed last week.

In a newly released statement, Buckingham Palace shared, “The King was admitted to a London hospital this morning for scheduled treatment. His Majesty would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes over the past week and is delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness.”

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In a series of photos taken by The Sun, His Majesty can be seen exiting a parked car and heading into the facility with his wife, Queen Camilla, 76, by her husband’s side. Earlier this week, the queen took a solo trip to Swindon. While she was there, the royal was asked about her husband’s condition by a well-wisher and, according to BBC, Her Majesty said the king was doing “fine.” Then today following the king’s procedure, Queen Camilla was videotaped leaving the hospital, saying, “He’s fine, thank you.”

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This recent visit comes just days after Catherine’s husband, Prince William, 41, was photographed visiting The London Clinic to keep his wife company. In a photo taken by paparazzi (click here to see), the Prince of Wales is seen driving away from the hospital.

While Catherine is still in recovery, Kensington Palace revealed in a public statement that the Princess of Wales will not participate in any royal duties until Easter. Similarly, King Charles will also refrain from doing royal engagements during his time of treatment and recovery.

Wishing you a speedy recuperation, King Charles and Princess Catherine.

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