Пн. Май 27th, 2024

There’s been so much said about Kate Middleton over the past few weeks that it rather feels like we’re all going in circles, with no definitive answers to be found.

Back in January it was revealed by Kensington Palace that the Princess of Wales was undergoing a “planned abdominal procedure” that would see her hospitalized for 13 days. Her recovery, it was stated at the time, would require her absence from all official royal engagements until after Easter.

In hindsight it was perhaps naive of the Palace to think that the public would simply accept Kate’s absence without doggedly probing for more details as to her condition. In any case, the lack of concrete information has paved the way for all manner of conspiracy theories to bubble furiously to the fore, and at this stage there’s a veritable treasure trove of fresh gossip to be found every day.

Of course, interest in the saga was hardly dampened by the UK Mother’s Day debacle that saw the first official picture of the Princess since Christmas withdrawn by photo agencies for being “manipulated”.

Kate later issued an apology, claiming to have conducted a series of edits on the image in question herself. The fact remains, however, that royal fans the world over are still desperate to know how she is faring and what the future looks like with the Princess’s eventual return in mind.

On that note there’s been an update offered by a royal insider, one seeking to put an end to the speculation that Kate’s lengthy period away from the limelight is all part of a cover up to hide something deeper – and possibly darker – than meets the eye.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 5: Catherine, Princess of Wales at an evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace on December 5, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Jonathan Brady – Pool / Getty Images)

According to the Daily Mirror, the royal insider in question has claimed that Kate will return to engagements in the next few weeks, sooner than the initial timeline offered by Kensington Palace.

“The rumour mill — particularly on social media — has gotten out of control, but Kate is recovering well and she will be back by Easter,” the insider is reported to have said.

“She just needs to be left in peace.”

If true, the news that Kate’s recovery is going according to plan will be welcomed by those who have registered concern since her January surgery, of which there are many.

GREAT ABACO, BAHAMAS – MARCH 26: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to Daystar Evangelical Church on March 26, 2022 in Great Abaco, Bahamas. Abaco was dramatically hit by Hurricane Dorian, It damaged 75% of homes across the chain of islands and resulted in tragic loss of life. During their visit to the Church they will hear first-hand what it was like to be on the island at the point the hurricane hit, and how people have come together to support each other during an incredibly difficult time. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee. The 8 day tour takes place between Saturday 19th March and Saturday 26th March and is their first joint official overseas tour since the onset of COVID-19 in 2020. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

That said, we’d be remiss in our duties if we didn’t remind readers that there are conflicting rumors out there, the most fantastical of which have even claimed that there may be a scenario wherein Kate doesn’t ever return to her royal role at all.

Earlier this week it was reported by RadarOnline that the Princess of Wales is considering stepping away from her royal duties altogether. They claim that Kate hasn’t made a concrete decision one way or the other yet, though the constant pressure of royal life has exacted a heavy toll on her.

“Kate’s desperate struggle with the constant pressures of life in the royal fishbowl has clearly taken a terrible toll on her physical and mental health,” a senior palace source is reported to have told the National Enquirer.

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 11: Catherine, Princess of visits Nottingham Trent University to learn about their mental health support system on October 11, 2023 in Nottingham, England. The Prince and Princess of Wales are carrying out engagements across the UK to mark World Mental Health Day and to highlight the importance of mental wellbeing, particularly in young people. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

“She spent weeks staying out of the public eye after her operations — and it’s only strengthened her resolve to quit,” the source continued.

The same source went on to reveal that William is “beside himself” over the idea that Kate might want out.

“William is beside himself over her decision,” the source said. “He’s stunned his wife could ever consider such a move.”

What do you think to the ongoing Kate Middleton saga? We just hope that her recovery is going well and that the public will get to see more of her soon.

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