Princess Kate is finally reunited with her beloved children at Adelaide Cottage, where she is set to recover from her abdominal surgery over the coming months. Kensington Palace released the statement about the Princess of Wales leaving the hospital on Monday and is “making good progress.”
Who and when anyone has visited the hospital, except for William, has been kept widely private. Reports about the media making a deal with the royal family not to take photos or camp outside the hospital have surfaced, and there are still questions about whether George, Charlotte, and Louis even visited their mother once.
That, royal expert Daniela Elser finds very strange. In an opinion piece, the royal expert questions whether the royal family did the right thing – revealing one detail that everyone seems to have missed.
On Monday, the Princess of Wales was discharged from The London Clinic, Kensington Palace announced.
Kate Middleton is back home from hospital after abdominal surgery
She will now recover at her and Prince William’s home at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor and spend quality time with their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
“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 released Monday. “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 continued, “The Wales family continues to be grateful for the well wishes they have received from around the world.”
“Based on the current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter.”
Prince William visited Kate pretty much every day since her surgery. Reports also suggested that her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, had visited her.
However, later, sources told several news outlets that they hadn’t. Instead, according to Hello Magazine’s royal editor, Emily Nash, the Princess of Wales has used her phone to call her children via FaceTime.
“Kate loves FaceTiming the children when she is working away overseas, so I’m sure they will be in regular contact while she’s in hospital, and the kids will be keen to see her as soon as she’s well enough,” Hello Royal Editor, Emily Nash said, as per Express.
William & Kate assisted by family nanny Maria Borrallo
“Both William and Kate are very hands-on parents – they take the kids to school, attend sports matches and concerts and try to be home for bedtime as much as they can. While Kate is in hospital, William will be at home keeping things as normal as possible.”
While Kate has been away from William and her children, the family nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, has been of great help. Of course, she always has been a great asset to the Prince and Princess of Wales. But now more than ever, Borrallo was most likely a very calming person to have around for William.
Maria Borrallo has been with William and Kate since 2014. The nanny began caring for George when he was only eight months old.
“She is not married and doesn’t have a boyfriend, as her life is totally dedicated to the family she is working with. She is known for being totally professional – married to the job,” an insider told Hello Magazine.
Borrallo was trained at the prestigious Norland College in Bath. She makes all the decisions at home regarding the children, keeping with William and Kate’s outlined wishes.
A royal insider previously said, “Maria is firm, but she never acts unilaterally with the children on discipline. Kate and William, along with Maria, are strict with the children but have this magic ability to appear not to be.”
George, Charlotte and Louis are “in good steady hands”
When she was hired, Kensington Palace released a statement: “Maria is a full-time nanny who started work with us recently and will be accompanying the Duke and Duchess and Prince George to New Zealand and Australia. We will not be giving further details on Maria or her employment, except to say that the Duke and Duchess are, of course, delighted she has chosen to join them.”
While Kate is back at Windsor, reunited with her children, and able to help with some chores, Barallos’ support will continue to be very much appreciated. When the family moved to Adelaide Cottage from Kensington Palace, the nanny stopped living in the same house. However, she lives at another property just around the corner.
Speaking with Hello Magazine, parenting expert Jo Frost explained that Maria is a very important person for William, Kate, and their children.
“The blessing of her nurturing ways and wonderful service to the family leave the children in good steady hands, affording William the flexibility to be present as a father, attend to his royal duties where he can at home and be the emotional support he will want to be for his wife,” she said.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams said that Kate must “rest as much as she can” after her surgery, meaning the family can rely on Maria “a great deal” in the coming weeks or months.
“‘There is going to be very considerable speculation as to when William is able to resume royal duties. Obviously, especially given the temporary incapacity of King Charles, the sooner the better. This makes Maria’s contribution at this difficult time all the more invaluable,” Fitzwilliams said.
Maria Borello is reportedly “extremely popular”
The royal expert continued to say he hoped Kate would soon be fully recovered. However, at the same time, there will be a long “convalescence.”
“William will be with her and forgoing royal duties for as long as he feels it is necessary. He has always put his family first. Kate has been as hands-on a mother as her role permits, but she has said that having a nanny is indispensable.”
He continued speaking about the nanny, Maria, saying she was a perfect fit for the family.
“Maria Teresa is, according to reports, extremely popular with the children but her training at Norland has meant she is ideal for whatever this role requires. She is of course a background figure, who is seen at some important royal occasions and who is indispensable at a time like this. Her training at the prestigious Norland College in Bath where she learnt a huge variety of skills and to work long hours if needed, will be particularly useful during the pivotal weeks of Catherine’s recovery,” Richard Fitzwilliams told the Daily Mail.
“The coming weeks may be difficult and will be a test of this redoubtable figure, who is so trusted by the future King and Queen.”
Staying at a hospital is never fun, although Kate appears to have had the best treatment regarding amenities at The London Clinic.
Prince William is said to have visited his wife every day. However, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis reportedly haven’t seen her since they had school and other activities. However, they have allegedly kept in contact with their mother through Facetime.
Royal expert questions Kate & William about their children visiting hospital or not
Kate Middleton wasn’t seen when she entered the London Clinic or when she left. The same would probably happen if her parents or possibly even George, Charlotte, and Louis were there to say hi to their beloved mum.
The fact that no one knows if the three royal children spent time with Kate, or even just said hello to her, at the hospital is making royal expert Daniela Elser quite concerned.
In a new piece on News.com.au, the royal expert has written about the considerable detail everyone seems to have missed at the hospital: the possibility of George, Charlotte, and Louis not seeing their mother – and if that was a good idea.
Daniela Elser referred to British tabloids The Sun and the Daily Mail, who reported about William seeing Kate at the hospital but nothing about the “kidlets.”
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail royal editor Rebecca English previously reported that the media “have agreed not to have photographers [outside the hospital], not to have camera crews, not to have journalists, to allow [Kate] to recuperate from her operation in privacy and also to respect the privacy of the other patients.”
Therefore, Elser argues, wouldnät it have been easy for William to “easily ferry” George, Charlotte, and Louis to and from the hospital without dealing with journalists and photographers?
“Is that better than getting a hug from their mother?”
“One possible explanation for the young Waleses staying away came via the Sun, which reported that ‘William and Kate want her absence to feel as normal as possible for the youngsters’. And Monday to Friday, that’s entirely buyable and reasonable. But – and here we have a double, treble underlined ‘but’ in bold – what about the weekend just past?” Elser wrote for News.com.au.
“Still, they did not go, instead doing some (I’m assuming) bucolic gambolling about their “doting” Middleton grandparents’ $7 million place in Bucklebury, according to the Sun.”
The royal expert continued, “Which is sweet and all, and Carole and Michael can ‘dote’ all they want, proffering forth as many sticky buns, sweet treats, and gloriously gloopy ice creams as they can find, but is that better than getting a hug from their mother?”
Royal expert Daniela Elser concluded that she could understand that no child “wants to see a parent in a hospital bed” as it could be “scary and upsetting.” However, she asked if Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis would have preferred to see their mother anyway and get their fair share of love from her.
“As a royal aide told the Sunday Times’ Roya Nikkhah last week, William and Kate’s new motto as they face her health situation is, ‘100 percent family first, day job second.’ Does that gel with the kids not be taken to see Kate?” Elser concluded.
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