Princess Anne hospitalised with concussion

Princess Anne has been hospitalised with concussion and minor injuries following an "incident" at home.



Princess Anne is in hospital
Princess Anne is in hospital

Princess Anne has been hospitalised following an "incident" at home.

The 73-year-old Princess Royal suffered minor injuries and concussion at Gatcombe Park on Sunday (23.06.24) evening, and is staying at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, for observation, but is expected to make a "swift" recovery.

An official statement from Buckingham Palace read: "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 and is expected to make a full and swift recovery."

Anne's brother, King Charles, has sent his "fondest love" to his sister as she recovers.

The statement concluded: "The King 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."

Anne - who was the first royal to take part in the Olympic games when she competed in three-day eventing in 1976 - recently declared she has been “treated as an honorary man” for “a lot” of her life.

She told Australian Woman’s Weekly magazine: "I have been treated as an honorary man for a lot of my life. I did take part in a sport which didn't have any gender balance. It was open to both, end of story.

“So, I had the benefit of being treated equally … although oddly enough when I first went to Australia I found a difference, the men went down one end of the room and the women went up the other. I didn't think that was entirely appropriate."