Kate Middleton seen for first time in 2 months after undergoing major abdominal surgery

Kate Middleton was spotted for the first time in over two months since undergoing abdominal surgery.

The Princess of Wales, 42, was photographed sitting in the passenger seat of a black Audi SUV while her mom, Carole Middleton, drove near Windsor Castle on Monday.

For the outing, Kate tried to keep a low profile while wearing black sunglasses and her hair down.

Kate Middleton was photographed for the first time in over two months since undergoing abdominal surgery. BACKGRID
The Princess of Wales was seen sitting in the passenger seat with her mom driving. BACKGRID
Middleton tried to stay under the radar as she wore sunglasses with her hair down. BACKGRID

Meanwhile, her mom looked casual as she stared straight ahead.

Although it’s unclear where they were going, it seemed to just be the mother-daughter duo in the vehicle.

Kate has not been photographed in public since Dec. 25, 2023, when she, Prince William and their three children matched in shades of blue for a Christmas morning event at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Norfolk, England.

Middleton has not been photographed since Christmas 2023. UK Press via Getty Images
The mom of three attended an event on Christmas morning with Prince William and their kids. Samir Hussein/WireImage

Less than a month later, Kensington Palace announced that Kate had undergone a “planned abdominal surgery” on Jan. 16, 2024.

“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,” a statement shared to Instagram on Jan. 17 reads.

The statement also shared that she would be “unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter,” which is March 31 this year.

Middleton has been out of the public eye since undergoing a “planned abdominal surgery” on Jan. 16, 2024. Getty Images
Kensington Palace further stated that she’d be recovering until Easter 2024. WireImage

However, the topic of Kate’s whereabouts became a trending topic of conversation late last week after Prince William bailed on a memorial service for the late King Constantine II of Greece for undisclosed “personal reasons.”

A Kensington Palace spokesperson told Page Six at the time that Kate was “doing well,” but that didn’t stop the chatter online.

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However, Middleton’s whereabouts became a topic of conversation after Prince William unexpectedly canceled an appearance because of “personal reasons.” Getty Images
Middleton’s rep later shared an exclusive statement with Page Six about her recovery. Chris Jackson-Getty/POOL supplied by Splash News / SplashNews.com

Kate’s rep later exclusively told Page Six that she is still “doing well” and will continue her recovery.

“Kensington Palace made it clear in January the timelines of the princess’ recovery and we’d only be providing significant updates,” her rep told us on Feb. 29. “That guidance stands.”

Around the same time the Palace announced Kate’s health ordeal, they also announced that King Charles III was undergoing a routine procedure on his prostate.

Middleton’s rep emphasized that they’ll only be
“providing significant updates.” Matthew Horwood-Getty/POOL supplied by Splash News / SplashNews.com
Shortly afterward, King Charles III was diagnosed with cancer but has since resumed royal duties. POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Buckingham Palace would later reveal that the King was diagnosed with cancer, but they have not released details on the stage or type.

“I would like to express my most heartfelt thanks for the many messages of support and good wishes I have received in recent days,” he later shared in a statement.

Less than three weeks later, he resumed his duties and met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at Buckingham Palace on Feb. 21.