Charles, Kate Get Sprung From Hospital

The London Clinic has a decided dearth of royals after Monday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 29, 2024 10:25 AM CST
The Royals Are Out of the Hospital
Kate, Princess of Wales, is seen during a visit to Sebby's Corner near London on Nov. 24.   (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

King Charles III on Monday was discharged from a private London clinic after undergoing a "corrective procedure" for an enlarged prostate. The 75-year-old monarch was admitted to the London Clinic, where the Princess of Wales, his daughter-in-law, recently had abdominal surgery. Charles, who ascended the throne 16 months ago, was diagnosed with the benign condition on Jan. 17 after he experienced undisclosed symptoms. He canceled engagements and was urged to rest before the procedure, which had concluded by Friday afternoon. The king decided to announce the surgery in advance in an effort to encourage other men to have their prostates checked in line with public health advice, reports the AP.

The Princess of Wales was earlier released from the private London hospital and returned to her home to continue recuperating from abdominal surgery. The princess is "making good progress" in her recovery, her office at Kensington Palace said Monday. The wife of Prince William underwent planned surgery on Jan. 16. The palace didn't provide further details but said her condition wasn't cancerous. The 42-year-old princess has canceled her public engagements until after Easter. "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 palace said.

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