Kate was admitted to The London Clinic yesterday (Picture: PA)The Princess of Wales is in hospital recovering from abdominal surgery, Kensington Palace has announced. Based on current medical advice it is unlikely that the Princess will return to public duties until after Easter. In relation to Kate, Kensington Palace said in a statement: ‘Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales was admitted to hospital yesterday for planned abdominal surgery. Kate is not expected to return to public duties until Easter (Picture: PA)‘The Princess of Wales appreciates the interest this statement will generate. ‘The Princess of Wales wishes to apologise to all those concerned for the fact that she has to postpone her upcoming engagements.