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King Charles to Undergo Surgery as Kate Middleton Remains in Hospital

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King Charles is undergoing a surgical procedure next week, news Buckingham Palace released just hours after Kensington Palace confirmed Kate Middleton was in the hospital following abdominal surgery.

The statement, which was posted by several royal reporters, reads "In common with thousands of men each year, The King has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate. His Majesty's condition is benign and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure. The King's public engagements will be postponed for a short period of recuperation."

Again, this follows a statement from Kensington Palace saying that the Princess of Wales had "planned abdominal surgery" on January 16.

"The surgery was successful, and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for ten to fourteen days, before returning home to continue her recovery," the statement read. "Based on the current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter. The Princess of Wales appreciates the interest this statement will generate. She hopes that the public will understand her desire to maintain as much normality for her children as possible; and her wish that her personal medical information remains private. Kensington Palace will, therefore, only provide updates on Her Royal Highness’ progress when there is significant new information to share. The Princess of Wales wishes to apologise to all those concerned for the fact that she has to postpone her upcoming engagements. She looks forward to reinstating as many as possible, as soon as possible."

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