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Princess Anne hospitalised, Buckingham Palace confirms

She is currently under observation at a hospital in Bristol

By Web Desk
June 24, 2024
The Princess Royal was injured and left with a concussion during an incident
The Princess Royal was injured and left with a concussion during an incident

Princess Anne has been hospitalised after suffering a concussion from injuries believed to have been caused by a horse. 

The Princess Royal was injured and left with a concussion during an incident at the Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire on Sunday evening, Buckingham Palace has reported. 

She is currently under observation at a hospital in Bristol. Emergency services were dispatched to the estate, where the King's sister received initial treatment before being transported to the hospital. 

Royal sources indicate that while the exact cause of her injuries is still unconfirmed, horses were nearby, and royal doctors have suggested her head injuries are consistent with a potential impact from a horse's head or legs.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “The Princess Royal has sustained minor injuries and concussion following an incident on the Gatcombe Park estate yesterday evening. Her Royal Highness remains in Southmead Hospital, Bristol, as a precautionary measure for observation and is expected to make a full and swift recovery.

“The King has been kept closely informed and joins the whole Royal Family in sending his fondest love and well-wishes to the princess for a speedy recovery.” The 73-year-old is considered The Firm's hardest working royal based off the number of engagements she undertakes.

Anne will now miss several engagements this week, including the state banquet for the Japanese State Visit on Tuesday and a visit to Canada. A Palace spokesman said: “On doctors’ advice, Her Royal Highness’s engagements for the week ahead will be postponed.