Royal Family Under Scrutiny As Kate Middleton Goes Missing

While Kate Middleton recovers from abdominal surgery, she has been out of the spotlight for two months. Many on social media have wondered why there are no longer photos of her in public.

Before undergoing surgery at the London Clinic on January 16, the Princess of Wales was last spotted leaving Sandringham for worship on Christmas Day.

The next day, the palace announced that she would take a break from her royal duties to rest and recover. They said she is expected to spend up to two weeks in the hospital and return to public duties after Easter at the earliest.

The surgery went well, and she will likely spend another 10–14 days in the hospital recovering before going home, according to Kensington Palace’s announcement on January 17.

No photographers were present when Kate was released from the hospital, and she also managed to avoid having her half-term vacation photographed while she traveled from Windsor Castle to Sandringham House in Norfolk and back.

The palace announced on January 29 that the princess had returned to Windsor to continue her rehabilitation from surgery. Her growth is commendable.

Since there are no pictures of the princess online, many online detectives, some of whom aren’t even royal fanatics, have taken it upon themselves to find her.

Afterward, Kensington Palace stated that Prince William’s cancellation of a scheduled reading at his godfather’s burial service at Windsor Castle on Tuesday was due to a personal matter.

The palace gave a second report on Kate’s recovery, stating that she was doing well.

The palace takes the privacy of the royal family’s health problems exceptionally seriously, despite the playful tone of social media updates about Kate’s rehabilitation. Due to the lack of details and, most importantly, an image, social media conspiracy theories took flight.

It may take weeks before Kate resumes her front-line responsibilities.