Britain’s Princess Anne in hospital with concussion after being injured by horse

Britain’s Princess Anne is in hospital after suffering minor injuries to her head and concussion when it is believed she was kicked by a horse on her estate.

Anne, an Olympic-medal winning horsewoman, was walking on her estate in Gloucestershire, England, on Sunday evening when the incident happened.

Emergency services were dispatched to the estate and, after medical care at the scene, the princess was transferred to hospital in Bristol for appropriate tests, treatment and observation.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “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.”

The exact cause of the injuries is unconfirmed, but Anne’s medical team have said that her head injuries were consistent with a potential impact from a horse’s head or legs.

It is understood the 73-year-old princess was walking within the protected perimeter of Gatcombe Park estate when an incident occurred.

Her husband, Tim Laurence, who was on the estate at the time, accompanied her to hospital.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “Her Royal Highness is recovering well, is in a comfortable condition and is being kept in hospital as a precautionary measure for further observation.”

The spokesperson added: “Her Royal Highness is receiving appropriate expert care. No further details are being shared at this stage.

“Her Royal Highness will remain in Southmead Hospital unless or until her medical team advise otherwise.”

Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall and son Peter Phillips were also on the estate at the time, but it is not known who raised the alarm,


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