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A Source Gives Health Update About Kate Middleton, Says Royal Kids "Haven't Seen Their Mother Yet"

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Royal Kids Haven't Seen Kate Middleton YetSamir Hussein - Getty Images

Kate Middleton is currently on day four of her lengthy hospital stay following a "planned abdominal surgery" on January 16. A source told Entertainment Tonight on January 18 the Princess of Wales is "doing well" amid her recovery, adding that she has yet to see her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Per the insider, "They've been in school and haven't seen their mother yet."

Kate was visited by her husband Prince William yesterday, who has canceled royal engagements to support his wife and be with their kids during this time.

The Princess is expected to stay in the hospital for 10 to 14 days total, and will then continue the rest of her recovery at home before continuing public duties after Easter. Kensington Palace hasn't released details of her procedure, but royal reporter Roya Nikkhah, noted that "it is understood the Princess’s condition is non-cancerous."

(Royal reporter Rebecca English explained this information was given to the press by palace aides "in order to minimize public concern about her condition.")

In their official statement, the palace emphasized that at Kate wants to keep her medical information private, saying "The Princess of Wales appreciates the interest this statement will generate. She hopes that the public will understand her desire to maintain as much normality for her children as possible; and her wish that her personal medical information remains private. Kensington Palace will, therefore, only provide updates on Her Royal Highness’ progress when there is significant new information to share. The Princess of Wales wishes to apologise to all those concerned for the fact that she has to postpone her upcoming engagements. She looks forward to reinstating as many as possible, as soon as possible."

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