Kate Middleton Spotted In Public For First Time Since January Surgery

Kate Middleton has been seen publicly for the first time since December.

Catherine, Princess of Wales attends The "Together At Christmas" Carol Service at Westminster Abbey on December 08, 2023 in London, England
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The Princess of Wales, who underwent a planned abdominal surgery back in January, was photographed Monday riding in a car with her mother, Carole Middleton.

The picture arrives just days after Kensington Palace shut down rumors about the princesses’ whereabouts, following increased speculation on the internet.

Carole Middleton was spotted driving a car with the Princess of Wales in the passenger seat in Windsor.

“Kensington Palace made it clear in January the timelines of the princess’ recovery and we’d only be providing significant updates,” a spokesperson told HuffPost on Friday. “That guidance stands.”

The spokesman reiterated that the princess is “doing well.”

The palace previously announced the timeline for Kate’s recovery in a statement announcing the royal’s operation on Jan. 16.

“The surgery was successful, and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for 10 to 14 days, before returning home to continue her recovery,” the palace shared with HuffPost at the time. “Based on the current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter.” This article originally appeared on HuffPost.