Princess Anne in hospital with concussion after ‘being kicked by horse’ | EUROtoday

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Princess Anne is in hospital after struggling minor accidents to her head and a concussion after it’s believed she was kicked by a horse on her Gatcombe Park property.

The Princess Royal, 73, who competed in equestrian occasions on the 1972 Olympics, was strolling on her Gloucestershire property on Sunday night when the incident occurred.

Emergency providers had been despatched to the property and, after medical care on the scene, the princess was transferred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol for applicable exams, therapy and remark accompanied by her husband, vice admiral Timothy Laurence.

Buckingham Palace mentioned in a press release: “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.

“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.”

Princess Anne is in hospital after being kicked by a horse on Sunday evening.
Princess Anne is in hospital after being kicked by a horse on Sunday night. (Getty Images)

It is known the princess was strolling throughout the protected perimeter of Gatcombe Park when the incident occurred.

The precise reason behind the accidents is unconfirmed, however Anne’s medical crew have mentioned that her head accidents had been in keeping with a possible impression from a horse’s head or legs.

Anne will now miss a number of engagements this week, together with the state banquet for the Japanese state go to on Tuesday and a visit to Canada.

The Princess Royal is an experienced rider and participated in the Trooping the Colour this month.
The Princess Royal is an skilled rider and took part within the Trooping the Colour this month. (Getty Images)

A palace spokesman mentioned: “On doctors’ advice, Her Royal Highness’s engagements for the week ahead will be postponed. Her Royal Highness sends her apologies to any who may be inconvenienced or disappointed as a result.

“The Japanese state visit will go ahead as planned, though sadly Her Royal Highness will be unable to attend the state banquet tomorrow.”

Princess Anne is famed for her love of horses and was the primary member of the Royal Family to ever take part at an Olympic Games, in Montreal in 1976, participating within the three-day equestrian occasion. She suffered a concussion after her mount, Goodwill, didn’t take a leap.

The princess was additional praised for her driving abilities earlier this month when her horse was spooked at Trooping the Colour.

She was capable of get the jittery horse again below management with out disrupting the parade.

The Princess Royal was driving beside Prince William and Prince Edward on the time of the incident and Edward will be seen in footage turning round after realising there was an issue along with her horse, Noble.

Her daughter, Zara Tindall, who received a crew silver medal for Great Britain on the London 2012 Olympics, mentioned the princess remained a eager equestrian many years after her showjumping heyday within the Seventies.

“Our horses are in our family, so there’s always discussions about performances and things like that,” she informed People final yr.

“There’s horses in her life, and she does a bit of breeding as well. So there’s always horse conversation going on.”