Princess Anne Has Been Hospitalised

Buckingham Palace confirmed the news in a statement.
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Princess Anne has been hospitalised, Buckingham Palace revealed in a statement overnight.

The Princess Royal—who is the younger sister of King Charles III, and Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip’s only daughter—is being cared for at Southmead Hospital in Bristol after sustaining “minor injuries and concussion following an incident on the Gatcombe Park estate [Sunday] evening.”

The palace explained that Anne’s hospitalisation is “a precautionary measure for observation,” and that she “is expected to make a full and swift recovery.”

It was also noted that Charles “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.”

Her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, reportedly accompanied her to hospital and her two children, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, were understood to have been on the estate at the time.

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While the palace did not provide details on what caused Anne’s injuries, multiple outlets have reported that it is thought to be horse riding accident.

The 73-year-old’s hospitalisation comes after a year of medical news from the royal family. Earlier this year, King Charles and Catherine, the Princess of Wales both went on medical leave following their respective cancer diagnoses.

While both have partially returned to the public eye now, in their absence, Anne stepped up, partaking in 172 engagements from just January to April of this year alone. Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York—the ex-wife of Anne’s younger brother, Prince Andrew—also revealed a skin cancer diagnosis back in January.

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