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Kate, Princess Of Wales, Leaves Hospital After Surgery

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By Sean Coughlan

Royal correspondent

King Charles has left hospital after treatment for an enlarged prostate.

The King walked out of the London Clinic private hospital having spent three nights there following his prostate procedure.

This morning Catherine, the Princess of Wales, left the same central London hospital, almost two weeks after undergoing “abdominal surgery”.

The princess was driven to her home in Windsor, without any public appearance, and will spend months in recuperation.

The exact nature of the surgery has not been revealed, but the princess will need months of recuperation.

The Princess of Wales had spent 13 nights in hospital since her operation and is not expected to return to official duties until after Easter.

She has not appeared in public since Christmas Day and went into hospital and left this morning without being spotted.

Kensington Palace said the Prince and Princess of Wales wanted to send a “huge thank you” to the medical team at the central London hospital and for the “well wishes they have received from around the world”.

The palace statement said the princess would “continue her recovery” from home, which is expected to be Adelaide Cottage in Windsor.

She will return to her children and her husband Prince William, who was seen visiting his wife during her stay in hospital.

Catherine, 42, was staying in the same private hospital as the King, who visited her before he had a procedure for an enlarged prostate on Friday.

The King had been in hospital after being treated for a benign prostate problem, which is non-cancerous, and a common condition in older men, according to the NHS.

About one in three men over the age of 50 will have some symptoms of an enlarged prostate, which is a gland that sits just below the bladder.

The plan for King Charles, aged 75, to have “corrective procedure” for his prostate was made public as a way of encouraging other men to get prostate checks.

The NHS website recorded a surge in searches about enlarged prostates and the King was “delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness”.

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