Princess Anne Hospitalized After Head Injury

Princess Anne suffers minor injuries in a horse-related incident.

by Nouman Rasool
Princess Anne Hospitalized After Head Injury
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Princess Anne, the tough and practical daughter of the late Queen Elizabeth II, had to be rushed to the hospital on Sunday night after she sustained a minor head injury that resulted in a concussion due to an unfortunate accident at her Gatcombe Park country estate in Royal Gloucestershire, as Buckingham Palace announced on Monday.

Princess Anne, who is 73 years of age and an accomplished horse rider, is reported to have suffered the injuries after a trip with one of the horses within the Gloucestershire estate. They rushed her to Southmead Hospital in the nearby city of Bristol for further diagnosis and observation after first aid was given at the scene.

Physicians are monitoring the king’s sister for post-concussion signs and to rule out more severe manifestations of the head injury she sustained, the palace pointed out. Her family is said to be with her at the hospital, including her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and children Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall.

King Charles Informed

The Government has stated that His Majesty King Charles III has been informed of his younger sister’s condition. "He joins the Royal Family in sending his love and best wishes for her speedy recovery.

” The event compelled Princess Anne, who was dubbed the hardest-working royal, to postpone her programs for the following week. She was due for a State Visit, and Charles must take her with him on an official trip to Canada the following week.

On doctors’ advice, Her Royal Highness’s activities for the following week will not be as scheduled during the week. The spokesperson stated that any inconveniences or disappointments caused are deeply regretted.

Princess Anne, an Olympic rider who represented Great Britain in the 1976 Montreal Olympics equestrian events, is reported to be in stable condition. According to her press secretary, she should be released from the hospital later in the week.

Friends from all over the world have started sending their good wishes for the no-nonsense royal to recover from the rare incident as soon as possible.