On Mondey, Kate Middleton was discharged from the London Clinic, where she underwent an abdominal surgery. The Princess of Wales will now be recovering at her home, with her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, and her husband, Prince William.
“The Princess of Wales has returned home to Windsor to continue her recovery from surgery. She is making good progress,” was stated by an announcement from Kensington Palace.
“The Prince and Princess wish to say a huge thank you to the entire team at The London Clinic, especially the dedicated nursing staff, for the care they have provided.”
“The Wales family continues to be grateful for the well wishes they have received from around the world.”
“Based on the current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter.”
Prince William had went to the clinic to see his wife for each day she spent at the clinic, and as it was reported, her children had visited The Princess too.
But then, another outlet stated that the children didn’t visited their mother at the clinic, instead they were in contact through FaceTime, as Emily Nash, the royal editor of Hello Magazine reported.
“Kate loves FaceTiming the children when she is working away overseas, so I’m sure they will be in regular contact while she’s in hospital, and the kids will be keen to see her as soon as she’s well enough,” the royal editor reported.
“Both William and Kate are very hands-on parents – they take the kids to school, attend sports matches and concerts and try to be home for bedtime as much as they can. While Kate is in hospital, William will be at home keeping things as normal as possible.”
While Prince Charles was visiting his wife at the clinic, their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis were left to care of their nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.
“She is not married and doesn’t have a boyfriend, as her life is totally dedicated to the family she is working with. She is known for being totally professional – married to the job,” a source stated for the nanny, who is working for the royal couple since 2014.
“Maria is firm, but she never acts unilaterally with the children on discipline. Kate and William, along with Maria, are strict with the children but have this magic ability to appear not to be.”
The source added, “Maria is a full-time nanny who started work with us recently and will be accompanying the Duke and Duchess and Prince George to New Zealand and Australia. We will not be giving further details on Maria or her employment, except to say that the Duke and Duchess are, of course, delighted she has chosen to join them.”
Jo Frost, the parenting expert stated, “The blessing of her nurturing ways and wonderful service to the family leave the children in good steady hands, affording William the flexibility to be present as a father, attend to his royal duties where he can at home and be the emotional support he will want to be for his wife.”
“‘There is going to be very considerable speculation as to when William is able to resume royal duties. Obviously, especially given the temporary incapacity of King Charles, the sooner the better. This makes Maria’s contribution at this difficult time all the more invaluable,” Richard Fitzwilliams, the royal expert, had talked with Daily Mail.
Fitzwilliams continued, as he explained that Middleton would be fully recovered from the procedure soon, but there will be a long “convalescence.”
“William will be with her and forgoing royal duties for as long as he feels it is necessary. He has always put his family first. Kate has been as hands-on a mother as her role permits, but she has said that having a nanny is indispensable.” Fitzwilliams said.
“Maria Teresa is, according to reports, extremely popular with the children but her training at Norland has meant she is ideal for whatever this role requires. She is of course a background figure, who is seen at some important royal occasions and who is indispensable at a time like this. Her training at the prestigious Norland College in Bath where she learnt a huge variety of skills and to work long hours if needed, will be particularly useful during the pivotal weeks of Catherine’s recovery,” the royal expert said about the nanny of the royal couple.
“The coming weeks may be difficult and will be a test of this redoubtable figure, who is so trusted by the future King and Queen.”
While Kate Middleton was not seen entering or leaving the London Clinic, if her children visited her, there is a possibility that they were not seen too.
The royal expert, Daniela Elser stated that if the children had entered to the clinic without being seen, she would be concerned.
As the royal editor of Daily Mail, Rebecca English had reported, the media “have agreed not to have photographers [outside the hospital], not to have camera crews, not to have journalists, to allow [Kate] to recuperate from her operation in privacy and also to respect the privacy of the other patients.”
“One possible explanation for the young Waleses staying away came via the Sun, which reported that ‘William and Kate want her absence to feel as normal as possible for the youngsters’. And Monday to Friday, that’s entirely buyable and reasonable. But – and here we have a double, treble underlined ‘but’ in bold – what about the weekend just past?” Elser stated.
“Still, they did not go, instead doing some (I’m assuming) bucolic gambolling about their “doting” Middleton grandparents’ $7 million place in Bucklebury, according to the Sun.”
“Which is sweet and all, and Carole and Michael can ‘dote’ all they want, proffering forth as many sticky buns, sweet treats, and gloriously gloopy ice creams as they can find, but is that better than getting a hug from their mother?”
“As a royal aide told the Sunday Times’ Roya Nikkhah last week, William and Kate’s new motto as they face her health situation is, ‘100 percent family first, day job second.’ Does that gel with the kids not be taken to see Kate?” Elser finished.
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