Princess Anne Sends Message of 'Deep Regret' After Hospitalization

Princess Anne, 73, shared her first public message since an incident on June 23 that resulted in minor head injuries. She was hospitalized for a few days as she recovered, and she is currently continuing to improve her health at home.

While she was supposed to appear at a ceremony for the centennial of Newfoundland's National War Memorial in Canada, a statement was shared on her behalf that said, "It is with deep regret that I am unable to be with you today, as you commemorate the brave efforts and sacrifices of the members of the Newfoundland Regiment who went into battle on the first day of the Somme."

The statement went on: "I have fond memories of joining you in 2016, on the 99th occasion that the people of this Island commemorated the Battle of Beaumont Hamel, and I am deeply saddened that I'm unable to join you again, and I send you my warmest best wishes on this special day of commemoration."

Anne was also supposed to participate in laying to rest an unknown Newfoundland soldier from the First World War at the National War Memorial in St. John’s. Canada's Governor General read Anne's statement out loud at the ceremony, via The News International.

The late June incident that occurred at Anne's home in Gloucestershire was suspected to involve a horse, though that has not been confirmed. Her children, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, were said to be on the estate at the time, while Anne's husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, went with her to the hospital.

Soon after, Buckingham Palace released a statement explaining that Anne was staying in the hospital as "a precautionary measure for observation and is expected to make a full and swift recovery."

A few days later, Anne's husband gave an honest update to the public after visiting her, saying that she was "recovering slowly," but she would be "out when she's ready." Anne officially left the hospital on June 28.

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