Princess Anne hospitalised after incident at royal estate

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Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Princess Anne is currently receiving treatment in hospital.

The Princess Royal, 73, was confirmed to have sustained injuries at an 'incident' while at Gatcombe Park royal estate in Gloucestershire, on Sunday night.

Further details have not been specified.

A statement issued by 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."

The statement continued that King Charles III had also been informed of his sister's ill-health: "[He] joins the whole Royal Family in sending his fondest love and well-wishes to The Princess for a speedy recovery."

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Anne's injuries come amidst a period of poor health for the Royal Family. Earlier this year, King Charles announced to the public he had been diagnosed for an undisclosed form of cancer, and was now undergoing treatment.

Elsewhere, the Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, has also been taking time out of the public eye after she too was diagnosed with cancer.

While she is yet to undergo her official return to duty, Kate did appear at the Trooping of the Colour event earlier this month.

Fans were delighted to see the princess involved in the festivities, wearing a regal dress and smiling with her children.

Posting an update on her health on social media, Kate told followers: "I am making good progress, but as anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are good days and bad days.

"On those bad days you feel weak, tired and you have to give in to your body resting. But on the good days, when you feel stronger, you want to make the most of feeling well.

"My treatment is ongoing and will be for a few more months. On the days I feel well enough, it is a joy to engage with school life, spend personal time on the things that give me energy and positivity, as well as starting to do a little work from home."

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