Princess Anne reportedly suffering memory loss after horse-related accident

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Following the events that saw Princess Anne rushed to hospital, she is reportedly suffering from memory loss after sustaining head injuries.

GettyImages-1144998739 (1).jpgPrincess Anne was taken to hospital after being injured. Credit: Finnbarr Webster/Getty

As previously reported, Princess Anne was hospitalized after suffering head injuries and a concussion following a horse-related incident. 

Buckingham Palace confirmed that the 73-year-old Princess Royal was injured and taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol for treatment.

In a statement, the Palace said: "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."

Screenshot2024-06-24at17.00.05.jpegCredit: Buckingham Palace

The Palace also noted that King Charles III has been informed and "joins the whole Royal Family in sending his fondest love and well-wishes to The Princess for a speedy recovery."

The incident occurred on Sunday evening while Princess Anne was walking through the grounds of the royal residence.

Reports from the New York Post suggest she sustained minor head injuries consistent with an impact from a horse's head or legs.

Emergency services treated the Princess at the scene before transporting her to the hospital for further tests and treatment.

The precise details of the accident, which occurred while the Princess was walking on Sunday evening, remain unclear due to her concussion.

GettyImages-1487944819.jpgPrincess Anne has always been a keen horse rider. Credit: Dan Mullan/Getty

However, her medical team reported that her injuries are consistent with an impact from a horse’s head or legs.

A former Olympic equestrian, Princess Anne was conscious on Monday. Her memory loss pertains only to the incident and is expected to be temporary, per the Telegraph.

This is not the first time Princess Anne has experienced memory loss due to an equestrian accident.

During the 1976 Olympics, she suffered a significant fall when her horse, Goodwill, became stuck in mud, resulting in almost total memory loss of the event.

Princess Anne, an accomplished horsewoman, was recently praised for her control of Noble, the King’s lively horse, during Trooping the Colour.

GettyImages-2157738787.jpgCredit: Karwai Tang/Getty

She won the individual European three-day event at Burghley in 1971 and became the first member of the Royal family to compete in the Olympic Games in 1976, riding Elizabeth II’s horse, Goodwill, in the equestrian three-day event in Montreal.

The Princess had planned to fly to Canada later this week but has postponed the trip on doctors’ advice.

She also sent her apologies to those affected by her absence and will miss a state banquet for the Emperor and Empress of Japan on Tuesday evening.

Featured image credit: Dan Mullan/Getty

Princess Anne reportedly suffering memory loss after horse-related accident

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Following the events that saw Princess Anne rushed to hospital, she is reportedly suffering from memory loss after sustaining head injuries.

GettyImages-1144998739 (1).jpgPrincess Anne was taken to hospital after being injured. Credit: Finnbarr Webster/Getty

As previously reported, Princess Anne was hospitalized after suffering head injuries and a concussion following a horse-related incident. 

Buckingham Palace confirmed that the 73-year-old Princess Royal was injured and taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol for treatment.

In a statement, the Palace said: "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."

Screenshot2024-06-24at17.00.05.jpegCredit: Buckingham Palace

The Palace also noted that King Charles III has been informed and "joins the whole Royal Family in sending his fondest love and well-wishes to The Princess for a speedy recovery."

The incident occurred on Sunday evening while Princess Anne was walking through the grounds of the royal residence.

Reports from the New York Post suggest she sustained minor head injuries consistent with an impact from a horse's head or legs.

Emergency services treated the Princess at the scene before transporting her to the hospital for further tests and treatment.

The precise details of the accident, which occurred while the Princess was walking on Sunday evening, remain unclear due to her concussion.

GettyImages-1487944819.jpgPrincess Anne has always been a keen horse rider. Credit: Dan Mullan/Getty

However, her medical team reported that her injuries are consistent with an impact from a horse’s head or legs.

A former Olympic equestrian, Princess Anne was conscious on Monday. Her memory loss pertains only to the incident and is expected to be temporary, per the Telegraph.

This is not the first time Princess Anne has experienced memory loss due to an equestrian accident.

During the 1976 Olympics, she suffered a significant fall when her horse, Goodwill, became stuck in mud, resulting in almost total memory loss of the event.

Princess Anne, an accomplished horsewoman, was recently praised for her control of Noble, the King’s lively horse, during Trooping the Colour.

GettyImages-2157738787.jpgCredit: Karwai Tang/Getty

She won the individual European three-day event at Burghley in 1971 and became the first member of the Royal family to compete in the Olympic Games in 1976, riding Elizabeth II’s horse, Goodwill, in the equestrian three-day event in Montreal.

The Princess had planned to fly to Canada later this week but has postponed the trip on doctors’ advice.

She also sent her apologies to those affected by her absence and will miss a state banquet for the Emperor and Empress of Japan on Tuesday evening.

Featured image credit: Dan Mullan/Getty