Princess Kate has been reunited with her children at Adelaide Cottage, where she will recuperate from abdominal surgery in the following months. According to an announcement from Kensington Palace on Monday, the Princess of Wales is “making good progress” following her discharge from The London Clinic.

While details regarding hospital visits, aside from those by Prince William, have been kept private, reports indicate an agreement between the media and the royal family to abstain from taking photos or lingering outside the hospital. However, speculation has arisen regarding whether Princess Kate’s children—Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis—visited her during her hospitalization.

Royal expert Daniela Elser finds the lack of information about the children’s visits curious and questions the decision made by the royal family. In an opinion piece, Elser points out a significant detail that appears to have been overlooked.

Initially, reports suggested that Prince William visited Kate every day and that the children had also made visits. However, later sources contradicted this information. Hello Magazine’s royal editor, Emily Nash, indicated that Princess Kate utilized FaceTime to stay connected with her children throughout her hospitalization.

During Kate’s absence, the family nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, played a pivotal role in supporting Prince William and the children. Borrallo, who has been a part of the family since 2014, is highly regarded for her professionalism and commitment. Trained at Norland College in Bath, she makes decisions concerning the children by the wishes outlined by William and Kate.

Parenting expert Jo Frost emphasized the significance of Borrallo’s role, highlighting how her nurturing approach provides stability for the children and enables William to be fully present as a father. As Kate returns home to Windsor, Maria’s ongoing support is expected to be invaluable during the recovery period.

Despite the media’s agreement to respect the family’s privacy during Kate’s hospitalization, the uncertainty surrounding whether the royal children visited their mother has sparked concerns. Elser questions the decision to keep the children away, particularly during the weekend, suggesting that a visit to their mother could have offered comfort and reassurance.

As the royal family prioritizes family over other obligations during this challenging time, questions persist about the children’s absence during the hospital stay. Elser concludes by pondering whether keeping the children away aligns with the family’s commitment to putting family first above all else. The article urges readers to share well-wishes for Kate’s swift recovery.