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18th Mar 2024

Kate Middleton spotted in public as she prepares to return to royal duties

Kat O'Connor

Onlookers said Kate Middleton looked ‘happy and healthy’

The Princess of Wales has been spotted in public as she prepares to return to royal duties. Kate Middleton reportedly visited a farm shop near her family’s home, Adelaide Cottage in Windsor.

According to The Sun, the mum-of-three was joined by Prince William for the outing.

This marks Kate’s first public appearance since she underwent planned abdominal surgery in January.

Kate and Prince William reportedly visited a farm shop on Saturday, March 16th. The shop is located just one mile away from their home Adelaide Cottage.

One member of the public told The Sun they were shocked to see her out in public.

“After all the rumours that had been going round I was stunned to see them there,” they shared.

The person confirmed the princess looked both happy and well during the outing.

“Kate was out shopping with William and she looked happy and she looked well.

“The kids weren’t with them but it’s such a good sign she was healthy enough to pop down to the shops.”

Kate will reportedly return to her royal duties following the Easter break in April.

The mum has been recovering from planned abdominal surgery since January.

There has been rife speculation about Kate’s health since she stepped out of the spotlight.

Palace officials have slammed conspiracy theories about her health, as well as her personal life.

Kate’s spokesperson stressed that she will return to royal duties after Easter.

Speculation spiraled after Kate shared an edited photo for Mother’s Day, but Princess Catherine stressed that she was experimenting with her editing skills.

She wrote on Instagram: “Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused. I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day.”