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Princess Anne | Source: Getty Images
Princess Anne | Source: Getty Images

Princess Anne, 73, Is Hospitalized

Valeriia Hushcha
Jun 26, 2024
04:25 A.M.

Princess Anne was involved in an unexpected incident leading to immediate medical attention. After this, Buckingham Palace, on their official website, detailed her current status and noted the royal family's heartfelt wishes for her speedy recovery.

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Queen Elizabeth's daughter has been rushed to Southmead Hospital in Bristol following an accident at her Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire. Despite the scare, the Royal Family is hopeful about her recovery.

Princess Anne during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

Princess Anne during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

Buckingham Palace confirmed the news, stating that the 73-year-old royal sustained minor injuries and a concussion. "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," the Palace detailed.

Princess Anne seen horse riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle on April 22, 2006 in Windsor, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Anne seen horse riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle on April 22, 2006 in Windsor, England | Source: Getty Images

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"She is expected to make a full and swift recovery," the statement further reassured. The nature of the incident that led to her injuries has not been disclosed, but it is known that Princess Anne is an avid equestrian—a passion that involves risks.

While details remain scarce, sources suggest her injury might be related to an impact from a horse’s head or legs. The Royal Family, including King Charles, who has been kept closely informed, have expressed their love and well-wishes as they hope she recovers fast.

Photo of Princess Anne shared on Instagram dated November 2021 | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

Photo of Princess Anne shared on Instagram dated November 2021 | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

The unfortunate incident occurred on her estate, where she was walking near horses. At the time, her husband and children, Zara and Peter, were present. After she had the accident, her husband accompanied her to the hospital.

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Consequently, her planned visit to Canada has been postponed to allow her to focus on healing. Princess Anne, often hailed as one of the most hardworking royals, has an impressive record of public service and numerous engagements.

Princess Anne taking part in various engagements | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

Princess Anne taking part in various engagements | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

Her unwavering commitment and no-nonsense approach have cemented her status as a beloved royal figure. Notably, her passion for horses led her to make history as the first Royal Family member to compete in the Olympics, participating in the 1976 Montreal Games.

Princess Anne's charitable endeavors largely revolve around her love for horses. She supports several organizations including the Horse Trust, Riders for Health, and World Horse Welfare.

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A photo showcasing Princess Anne's passion for horses | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

A photo showcasing Princess Anne's passion for horses | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

Among the charities she has long championed is the Riding for the Disabled Association, which offers riding and carriage driving opportunities to differently-abled individuals across the UK.

Despite her age, Princess Anne continues to ride horses, a practice that keeps her physically and mentally agile. She has also been known for her timeless style, as she has a practical approach to fashion, often recycling her outfits from the '80s.

Princess Anne engaging with children | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

Princess Anne engaging with children | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

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Princess Anne once conveyed her love for horses in an interview. The princess stated that she believed if she were to pursue anything beyond the royal family, she would go with her passion for horses.

However, she believes in finding the right horse at the right time. The original horse she rode was bred as a polo pony, which was unconventional for events.

Princess Anne supporting charity organizations | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

Princess Anne supporting charity organizations | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

Initially skeptical about whether the horse would be suitable, she was pleasantly surprised when it did work out. However, she always knew it was a temporary solution, showcasing her deep understanding and connection with her equine companions.

In 1971, Princess Anne made history by becoming the first royal to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Her daughter, Zara, continued this legacy by also receiving the honor in 2006.

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A photo showcasing Princess Anne's dedication in supporting charity organizations | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

A photo showcasing Princess Anne's dedication in supporting charity organizations | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

Despite retiring from professional equestrianism, Princess Anne continues to enjoy riding for leisure at her Gloucestershire residence. Additionally, she breeds horses and has actively participated in teaching her grandchildren how to ride in her personal paddocks.

The Royal Family celebrated Princess Anne's 50 years of involvement with the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) in November 2021 on social media.

A photo of Princess Anne | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

A photo of Princess Anne | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

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A section of the Instagram tribute read, “HRH, who became Patron in 1971 and President in 1985, is a keen supporter of the charity that provides riding and carriage driving opportunities for over 25,000 children and adults.”

In honor of her 50 years of patronage, the Princess Royal Coaching Academy was established to improve educational opportunities for RDA coaches.

Princess Anne | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

Princess Anne | Source: Instagram/theroyalfamily/

Born as the second child of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Princess Anne initially held the position of third in line to the throne. Today, she occupies the 17th place in the line of succession. She has been married, first to Captain Mark Phillips, with whom she shares two children, Peter and Zara.

She is currently married to Timothy Lawrence and has four grandchildren: Savannah and Isla (Peter and Autumn's daughters) and Mia and Lena (Zara and Mike Tindall's daughters). All share a love of horses with their grandmother.

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The Princess's enduring connection with horses is a testament to her dedication and passion. Despite her recent accident, she remains an inspiring figure, deeply respected for her commitment to charitable work and unwavering sense of duty.

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