Princess Anne Hospitalized Due to Horse-Related Injury

Over the weekend, Princess Anne, sister of King Charles III, suffered minor injuries and a concussion and was taken to the hospital.

The announcement about Anne, whose formal title is Princess Royal, was announced on Monday by Buckingham Palace. The speculation is that it was an equine-related accident. Being the younger sister of King Charles, the 73-year-old princess is very much into horseback riding. 

A horse-drawn Trooping the Colour procession past Buckingham Palace was an event she was a part of earlier this month. In the Netflix series “The Crown,” Anne—portrayed by Erin Doherty and Claudia Harrison—was seen loving horses.

The senior royal will have to miss several royal activities this week, including Tuesday’s state banquet for the Japanese state visit and a trip to Canada.

Hurt while strolling on her Gloucestershire estate at Gatcombe Park yesterday was the 73-year-old sister of the King, who is an Olympic horsewoman. It is known that she was hurt when out for an evening walk with several horses in the area.

The Princess Royal had minor head injuries, which her medical staff reportedly think might be the result of a collision with a horse’s head or legs.

Anne was hurt while on the estate with her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and their children, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips.

Amidst their campaigns, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer wished the senior royal a quick recovery.

The Princess is presently undergoing recovery at the NHS Bristol Southmead hospital.

Neurology is among the many prominent departments housed at Southmead Hospital, which is affiliated with the North Bristol NHS Trust.

Located in the hospital’s Brunel building, the Institute of Neurosciences is a regional hub offering specialized care for a variety of neurological disorders.

The sole adult major trauma center (MTC) in The Severn Major Trauma Network (SMTN) is located at Southmead Hospital.

The facility collaborates with six other units dispersed around the South West.