Princess Anne, 73, Under Observation at Southmead Hospital After Being Struck on the Head by Horse on Gatcombe Park Estate

Princess Anne is currently recuperating in hospital after sustaining a concussion, as revealed by her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

The Princess Royal, 73, suffered minor head injuries on her Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire, leading to her admission to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Reportedly struck on the head by a horse, Princess Anne has been unable to recall the exact circumstances of the incident.

Sir Tim Laurence has been by her side daily since the accident, ensuring she receives the necessary care and support during her hospitalization.

Sir Tim Laurence, while visiting his wife, assured reporters that Princess Anne is progressing slowly but steadily.

He expressed gratitude for the medical team’s care and the outpouring of kind messages from well-wishers, highlighting the support from both near and far.

The Princess received a cheerful visit from her daughter, Zara Tindall, who stopped by the hospital to check on her mother’s progress.

Zara, along with her husband Mike and their children, had been at Gatcombe Estate when the incident occurred.

Impact on Royal Engagements

Known for her tireless work ethic, Princess Anne’s hospital stay has forced her to miss important royal engagements, including a state banquet and a planned trip to Canada.

Her absence underscores a temporary shift in the royal family’s schedule amidst ongoing health challenges for other members.

Public Response and Royal Statements

The news of Princess Anne’s hospitalization prompted an outpouring of support from public figures, including Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who wished her a speedy recovery.

Buckingham Palace issued a statement confirming her minor injuries and concussion, emphasizing that she is expected to fully recover soon.

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