The Middleton family, including Pippa and Carole Middleton, have rallied around Prince William as the Princess of Wales, Kate, continues her convalescence following a "planned abdominal surgery" last month. Kate is currently recuperating at Adelaide Cottage, with the Prince of Wales having briefly paused his royal engagements to be by her side before resuming his public duties.

Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter, speaking exclusively to GB News, highlighted the strong familial bonds within the Middleton family, noting their collective effort to support Prince William during this period. "The Middleton Family share an incredibly tight bond and they're known to rally around each other when times are tough. In this instance, they're no doubt doing everything they can to help Prince William take care of the children and ensure they remain happy and worry-free," Arbiter remarked. She also pointed out the significance of family presence for the children during their mother's hospital stay.

Royal historian Marlene Koenig further emphasized the readiness of Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, to assist in the princess's recovery process. The extended Middleton family, including Pippa and James Middleton, though preoccupied with their own families, are also playing supportive roles. Pippa, married to James Matthews, and James Middleton, married to Alizee Thevenet, are both settled in the Berkshire area, close to the Prince and Princess of Wales's residence, ensuring a close-knit family support system is in place.

Carole Middleton, in particular, is reported to be deeply concerned about her daughter's well-being following the surgery. Kate, who was admitted to the London Clinic on January 16 and spent two weeks there, is not anticipated to resume her royal responsibilities until post-Easter. Both Carole and Pippa Matthews have been constant figures by Kate's side during her recovery, underscoring the gravity of the situation and their commitment to her health.

Former royal correspondent Jennie Bond conveyed that Kate's mother would be understandably anxious about her daughter's condition, likening her care to that of a "mother hen." Bond also suggested that Kate's close circle of friends would be instrumental in uplifting her spirits during her recuperation at home, providing the comfort and camaraderie needed to navigate through the recovery process.

As the Princess of Wales takes the necessary time to regain her health fully, the support from her family and close friends stands as a testament to the robust personal networks that underpin the public lives of the royals, offering a glimpse into the private solidarity that sustains them through challenging times.