The official Instagram account of Kensington Palace released a statement earlier today announcing that Kate Middleton, Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, was hospitalized yesterday (Jan. 16) for planned “successful” abdominal surgery.

The post is generating attention and concern for the Princess’s welfare, however, because it states that Middleton will remain in hospital for up to two weeks “before returning home to continue her recovery.” It continues on to say that it is “unlikely she will return to public duties until after Easter,” meaning we won’t see much of the Princess until the end of March.

As if anticipating the buzz the announcement would generate, the palace preemptively addresses people’s concerns and asks for privacy surrounding Middleton’s “personal medical information.” The announcement also suggests that she is trying to maintain as much normalcy as possible for the sake of her three children, Prince George (10), Princess Charlotte (8), and Prince Louis (5).

While the Palace says that the surgery was planned, it also admits that Middleton had to postpone a number of her engagements and offers her apologies which is also giving the public pause over the severity of her condition.

However, there won’t be any further updates from the palace unless there is “significant new information to share.”

Other outlets have reported that the The Palace has refused to comment on what condition the future Queen was being treated for but say that it is non-cancerous.

The news of Middleton’s condition was quickly followed by another announcement regarding King Charles’s health.

The King is apparently also scheduled to attend hospital next week for an enlarged prostate.

His condition is said to be benign and the Royal comunica states that “like many thousands of men each year,” the King is choosing to seek treatment. He is expected to take an unspecified “short break” from public duties to recuperate following the procedure.