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Sources Say Kate Middleton's Surgery "Does Sound Serious," But Not to Worry

She's expected to stay hospitalized for "10 to 14 days."

<p>AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool</p>

AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool

More news is coming out in the wake of Kate Middleton's unexpected and surprising hospitalization. While Buckingham Palace has done its best to assure royal fans that the Princess of Wales is doing well and that her abdominal surgery is nothing serious, many people are worried for her health. Today, sources told People that Kate hadn't shared her plans for the procedure with her friends and family and now, sources are saying that things "sound serious" because of the 10- to 14-day recovery period shared by the Firm.

“It does sound serious with the length of time [she’s taking]. But she is in great hands and will have lots of care and support at home and is a fit young woman,” a source close to the royal family told People. “I am sure she will bounce back.”

Kate was admitted to a private London clinic on Jan. 16. Kensington Palace shared the news the next morning and added that the princess wouldn't be expected to "return to public duties until after Easter." The palace reiterated that her condition is noncancerous.

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Related: Prince William Visited Kate Middleton in the Hospital After Her Surprise Surgery

“The physical therapists are amazing, helping you recover and get back on your feet. After abdominal surgery, you need a lot of patience, and it’s a bit scary at first,” an insider at the clinic told People.

Before her procedure, Kate was scheduled to visit Rome and an overseas military base. She is now set to recover at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor and has postponed all of her prior engagements.

“It is sensible to take the time,” another source close to the royal family explained of Kate's recovery and her support system at home. Kate's husband, Prince William, has also canceled some of his engagements to help with her recovery. “That is a great example to the rest of us, as you’re often told to get back to work as soon as possible, which can be damaging. It is good for all of us to see her taking the time, recovering properly and then coming back. We can all learn from that."

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