Princess Anne is 'recovering well' after hospitalization for minor injuries, concussion

Princess Anne has been hospitalized with minor injuries and a concussion.

The Princess Royal, sister of King Charles III, was admitted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol after an incident on the Gatcombe Park estate on Sunday evening, Buckingham Palace said.

Princess Anne, 73, remains in the hospital as a "precautionary measure for observation" and is expected to make a "full and swift recovery," the palace continued, adding that King Charles has been kept informed and sends his "fondest love and well-wishes to The Princess for a speedy recovery."

Princess Anne has been hospitalized with minor injuries and a concussion, according to Buckingham Palace.
Princess Anne has been hospitalized with minor injuries and a concussion, according to Buckingham Palace.

Buckingham Palace did not go into detail about the incident that caused Princess Anne's injuries. A palace spokesperson said the princess is recovering well and in a comfortable condition, but she will remain in Southmead Hospital until advised otherwise by her medical team. Her husband, Timothy Laurence, accompanied her there.

Princess Anne's medical team has said her injuries are consistent with the possible impact from a horse's head or legs.

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Princess Anne's engagements for the week have been postponed on doctors' advice, and she will not attend a banquet for the Japanese state visit, per the palace.

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On Tuesday, Princess Anne's husband Laurence gave an update on the British royal's condition following her weekend head injury.

"She is recovering well, thank you," Laurence told a well-wisher during a visit to see the princess at the hospital. "We are both profoundly grateful to the medical team and hospital support staff for their expert care — and to the emergency services who were all so wonderful at the scene."

Laurence added: "We are both deeply touched by all the kind messages we have received from so many people near and far. It means a great deal."

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Princess Anne recently joined members of the royal family, including Prince William, in attending Royal Ascot. Princess Kate, meanwhile, was absent amid her cancer treatment.

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The Princess of Wales, who has been battling cancer after undergoing abdominal surgery in January, made her public return at the Trooping the Colour. In a statement, she said she aims to attend "a few public engagements over the summer" but is "not out of the woods yet."

"I am learning how to be patient, especially with uncertainty," Princess Kate said. "Taking each day as it comes, listening to my body, and allowing myself to take this much needed time to heal."

Kate's cancer treatment will remain ongoing for a "few more months," she said.

King Charles has also been diagnosed with an unspecified form of cancer but returned to public duties in April.

Contributing: Michael Holden, Reuters

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