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King Charles III and Princess Kate are out of the hospital after procedures

The Princess of Wales returned home to Windsor nearly two weeks after planned abdominal surgery. The king left the same private London clinic Monday after prostate treatment.
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LONDON — Kate, the Princess of Wales, and King Charles III were discharged from a private London clinic Monday after procedures.

The princess was released from the hospital nearly two weeks after she underwent planned abdominal surgery. The king underwent a “corrective procedure” for an enlarged prostate and was hospitalized over the weekend.

“The King was this afternoon discharged from hospital following planned medical treatment and has rescheduled forthcoming public engagements to allow for a period of private recuperation,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement Monday.

“His Majesty would like to thank the medical team and all those involved in supporting his hospital visit, and is grateful for all the kind messages he has received in recent days,” it added.

Kate, the 75-year-old king's daughter-in-law, was discharged earlier Monday from the same private hospital, The London Clinic.

King Charles III departs The London Clinic on January 29, 2024.
King Charles III leaves The London Clinic on Monday.Carl Court / Getty Images

Kate, 42, the wife of Prince William, Britain’s future king, will take a prolonged period of rest, putting her normally busy schedule of public and private engagements on hold.

“The Princess of Wales has returned home to Windsor to continue her recovery from surgery. She is making good progress," Kensington Palace said in a statement.

“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 statement added: “The Wales family continues to be grateful for the well wishes they have received from around the world.”

Kate was admitted to the hospital on Jan. 17 for unspecified surgery. The palace said at the time that she may be recovering until after Easter, which this year falls on March 31.

The palace said when she was admitted that William would also step back from some engagements and cancel coming foreign trips to focus on the couple's three young children.

The palace did not elaborate on the reasons for the procedure, confirming only that the condition is noncancerous.