Princess Anne’s upcoming events are quietly being removed from the schedule

The weekend of June 22-23, Princess Anne had some kind of incident on her estate, Gatcombe Park. No one knows exactly what happened, and while they’ve been talking around this, I believe Anne’s family found her outside, unconscious, with head wounds. They’ve said she was possibly kicked in the head by a horse, but they don’t really know. What we do know is that Anne spent five days and nights in the hospital and her family seems especially concerned. We also know that Anne is experiencing memory loss and she has no memory of what happened to her. Anne’s scheduled events were canceled that week as Buckingham Palace furiously downplayed Anne’s injuries and tried to make the incident sound minor. You don’t spend five nights in the hospital for a minor issue, that’s all I’ll say. Since Anne returned home, she has not been seen or photographed. And now the palace is quietly removing events from Anne’s upcoming schedule:

Princess Anne is moving around her calendar following her hospitalization for a horse-related “incident” last month.

As of July 7, a tweak was reportedly made to The Royal Diary section of the royal family’s website involving King Charles’ sister, 73. The Royal Diary is the record of official engagements that working members of the royal family plan to undertake with updates published weeks in advance.

“The diary on @RoyalFamily website has been updated to remove Princess Anne’s engagement next week, as she is still recovering from her accident last month,” Gert’s Royals reported over the weekend.

The Royal Diary currently lists Princess Anne’s next scheduled outing as a visit to the NLV Pharos ship off the west coast of Scotland in her role as Patron of the Northern Lighthouse Board on July 15 and 16.

[From People]

Here’s the thing: Anne should absolutely be given the time and space to recover, and her family is right to be concerned about a 73-year-old woman with (what sounds like) a significant concussion and head injury. What bugs me is the palace going out of their way to minimize Anne’s injury and condition. What bugs me is that they’re just quietly removing events from her schedule instead of issuing a statement to the effect of: Anne’s health is our priority, she’s going to spend two months recuperating. Instead, it’s like the palace is leaning on her to get back to work. Compare this with how the Princess of Wales has been treated.

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29 Responses to “Princess Anne’s upcoming events are quietly being removed from the schedule”

  1. Awesomegranny says:

    She was scheduled to come to Canada for our national holiday on July 1st. There was a special event in Newfoundland that she was to attend. She takes her royal duties quite seriously, and was Commander-in-Chief of my Regiment. For her not to be able to do events means she seriously injured. Of all the royals, she’s the only one for whom I have some respect. (Other than Harry). Her inability to show up means something serious really happened. Wishing her a safe recovery.

    • Honeybee says:

      Anna not in the scene is the evident that the monarchy collapsed. Now I believe in nostradamus prediction of willnot will not become king. Already cancer drama is going on, king is sick, slim down monarchy, now Ann. Very good BAD luck to the monarchy. Kate will never become queen. Middleton tiara mania will be trashed.

      • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

        There goes the real workhorse of the family no pun intented. Slimmed down skeletic monarchy is really getting invisible, so much that they have to invent a million fake news and what if stories about harry and meg since whoever is left of the “working” royals (haha) is not working any shifts. Pathetic lazies.. I do have a lot of respect for anne, if she wasnt able to honor her calendar, she must really be in a bad shape. Hope she fully recovers.

  2. Brassy Rebel says:

    Yes, a 73 year old with major brain trauma must get back to work asap while a 42 year old who has been seen out and about and is said to be doing well in chemo treatment can take the year off if she wants. There is really no reward for the members of this family who actually attempt to perform their duties. The more they do, the more is expected of them while the lazy ones are excused. Why would anyone want to be a royal under this arrangement? And why don’t they just call the whole thing off?

  3. Amy Bee says:

    All the Palace has to say is following her accident Anne has decided to start her summer break two weeks earlier than originally planned.

    • Becks1 says:

      exactly. Even Anne usually takes off from late July through the end of August. Just announce she’s starting her vacation early rather than trying to minimize the issue.

    • Megan says:

      Charles’ slimmed down royal family is a disaster.

    • Christine says:

      This. No one is going to shriek about Anne taking time to recover, she’s always been the quiet workhorse of her generation, and it’s believable that she’s anxious to return to work.

  4. Hypocrisy says:

    It would not surprise me if she never returned at all.. closed head injuries 🤕 are serious. One would think that after 7 months Peggy could pick up the slack especially since he no longer is driving the children to school during the summer.

    • gtwiecz says:

      Why do they hide everything? “Kate and Charles have cancer” but no one knows what stage and kind. Which makes me think there’s none. What happened to Anne’s husband having a black eye at the same time she’s taken to the hospital? Seems Queen Side Piece is the only one in one piece besides Willy.

  5. Nikki (Toronto) says:

    Your body doesn’t recover from hospital stays at 70 as it would at 50. I think of family members who were ill over the past couple of years. Three days in the hospital aged them 5 to 10 years. In all three cases, it started as something minor, but due to COVID, they couldn’t pop around to their doctors. Two ended up severely dehydrated; the other had too low sodium levels.

    With Anne’s physical head injury, she’s probably suffering double.

  6. Berkeleyfarm says:

    Oh dear. Yes, things do not seem well for her. Wishing her a full recovery.

  7. sunnyside up says:

    I hope she will be alright, yes, they don’t keep you in hospital for 5 days for a minor injury, but as you get older it does take longer to get over things. 15th/16th is only next week.

  8. Chantal1 says:

    I think with the king and Special K out of commission for health reasons, and the future Zoom king only working “fun” events, the palace is in full panic mode over the “hardest working senior royal” also out of commission indefinitely and and they can’t or won’t acknowledge the seriousness of her condition. Anyone with common sense would know that someone with a head injury, esp an elderly person hospitalized for 5 days, wouldn’t be back to work anytime soon. Hopefully she’ll make a full recovery. The palace could and should have stated that Anne will return to work when she has medical clearance. No further explanation needed. All this secrecy surrounding Anne’s “incident” and quietly removing her engagements makes me wonder if she will return at all, even with clearance. Who are these incompetent communications/PR people?

  9. equality says:

    The events will still go on without any RF member attending and they will get as much attention as they would have if Anne had attended.

  10. Anne says:

    I do wish her a full recovery and they should be very cautious with her. My cousin suffered a traumatic brain injury two years ago tripping on a few stairs at age 68 and he’ll never fully recover. He has a master’s degree and speaks as intelligently as before but he gets the past and present mixed up, gets facts mixed up, recognizes some people and not others or has them out of context – and that’s just the start. Life as he knew it is over and he is now living in a nursing home. He can move around his unit but it’s locked as has a tendancy to run away and wander. I hope this is not Anne’s fate.


      I am so sorry for your cousin’s situation. I had a TBI, in 2010 when I slipped on a wet floor and went down my basement stairs, full tilt backwards. I think my husband had more trauma than me because he had to call 911 twice before the paramedics came. I don’t remember much about it, but he said it was pretty messy.

      As things turned out, I was quite lucky, I had six stitches in the back of my head but thankfully not the frontal lobe was damaged, but I know I was not quite the same afterwards, the vertigo and dizziness I have had ever since were a result.

      Brain injury is no joke. I am really sorry to hear about your cousin. Hopefully has good care, and good people like you taking care of him.

      • Libra says:

        Dear awesomegranny; ” the vertigo and dizziness ” just jumped off the page when I read it. I am many months out from an accident that caused a small brain bleed, closed head injury and traumatic brain injury. I expected a full recovery as I did so well in the hospital. The dizziness and balance instability and occasional vertigo have been not taken seriously by my medical team; ” just give it time”. My life has changed forever and no one seems concerned, so your comment shows I am not alone! Thank you and I hope continued improvement for you.

  11. Betsy says:

    I hope she gets better soon, but if was injuries consistent with being kicked in the head by a horse, I bet she has a road ahead of her. I’ve only had small big head injuries years ago and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

    (I can’t be the only one who is imagining a raging gothic prince, incandescent with rage, going on a rampage, right? Like I don’t think that’s actually what happened here, I think it was a horse, but I am imagining a graphic novel treatment of the Mad Prince.)

  12. Lili says:

    Where are her Kids? why didn’t they pick up the slack and explain they were subbing in for their Mum. people would have understood and that would have endeared the monarchy as is we pull together when one of us is in trouble. That tesco man isn’t doing a very good Job. Also i’ve been seeing posts on X how boomers hoard all the Jobs and dont give the younger generation a chance to step up, the is one clusterf*#K that could easily been avoided. So the question is did they want her out of the way to save money?

    • gtwiecz says:

      Good point. I know her kids do not have royal titles, but Zara loves the garden parties and horse parties…the brother is totally absent.

  13. Popsicle says:

    It’s all very sketchy. So many things happening to the RF. It’s like someone is sending a message. Warnings. Theories on Reddit say it’s the Russia mafia after the recent CDAN Blind Item reveal about Princess Charlene.

    • Berkeleyfarm says:

      What are they saying about Charlene these days at CDAN?

      Honestly Charlene has been looking healthy, mostly happy, and “engaged” at a lot of her appearances recently. Which I’m delighted to see, she has been through it.

  14. Flower says:

    I have seen people younger than Anne have to retire so I don’t see her coming back for a long time if at all.

  15. Yonati says:

    My grandmother fell when she was about 75. There were pictures taken and she looked like someone had beaten her to a pulp. If Anne looks like that, it would terrify people.

  16. QuiteContrary says:

    In Anne’s case, a “tweak” was made to the Royal Diary.

    In Kate’s case, her entire schedule was cleared for months. So strange.

  17. Unblinkered says:

    Very sorry indeed to hear that news about Anne, and hope that it’s mainly precautionary to avoid taxing her. As others mention, she (along with Charles) is a – rare – hardworking member of the RF and retains the gravitas and dignity we for so long took for granted with QEII, Philip, the Queen Mother and, yes, P Margaret. Without Anne they really will be in trouble.

    Hope she makes a full and swift recovery, hopefully she’s already much improved.

  18. Brit says:

    Wonder how she is really doing?

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