Princess Anne ‘recovering slowly’, says husband

The Princess Royal is “recovering slowly”, her husband said after visiting her in hospital where she is being treated for a minor head injury.

Princess Anne, 73, spent three nights at Southmead Hospital in Bristol after suffering a minor head injury and concussion believed to have been caused by a horse at her Gloucestershire estate.

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence visited him in hospital for two and a half hours on Wednesday, before leaving just before 2pm.

When asked if his wife would leave the hospital the same day, he replied: “She will be released when she is ready.”

The Princess Royal’s daughter, Zara Tindall, also visited her mother for more than an hour on Tuesday afternoon.

Buckingham Palace said Monday that Princess Anne, sister of King Charles III, is expected to remain in hospital until the end of the week “as a precaution for observation.”

The Princess Royal is expected to make a full recovery, but she I missed the state banquet with the Emperor and Empress of Japan visiting on Tuesday and his trip to Canada this week has been postponed.

She was injured Sunday evening while walking through her estate and horses were nearby. It is understood the princess was unable to remember the details of what happened due to her concussion.

His medical team suggested that his head trauma was consistent with the type of impact caused by a horse’s legs or head.

According to the NHS, a concussion can be the result of “temporary damage to the brain caused by a bump, blow or jerk”. This can cause forgetfulness, fatigue and lack of concentration and may take a few weeks to fully recover.

Princess Anne is the third working royal to temporarily step away from public duties this year due to ill health.

The King and Princess of Wales both withdrew from public engagements in the first half of the year after being diagnosed with cancer.

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