Princess Anne’s husband Sir Tim Laurence arrives at hospital to visit his wife | UK News

Princess Anne’s husband has arrived for a visit at the hospital where she was taken following an injury believed to have been caused by a horse.

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence arrived by car at the main entrance of Southmead Hospital, north Bristol, shortly after midday on Tuesday.

He and the Princess Royal are expected to eat lunch together.

It is believed his wife suffered minor injuries to her head and a concussion caused by impact with a horse’s head or leg.

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It is understood she was admitted to the southwest England hospital, which is a major trauma centre, after emergency services and an air ambulance attended her Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire.

Anne married Sir Tim, her second husband, in a low-key ceremony in 1992.

The Olympic-medal winning horsewoman is expected to stay in hospital until later this week.

“Her Royal Highness remains in Southmead Hospital, Bristol, as a precautionary measure for observation and is expected to make a full and swift recovery,” a statement by Buckingham Palace said on Monday.

The King was informed of his sister’s injuries and joined the rest of the royal family in wishing her a a “speedy recovery”, the statement added.

The palace said the princess is “recovering well”.

Doctors have recommended she postpone engagements for the week ahead. It is understood that includes a trip to Canada scheduled for the end of this week.

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“Her Royal Highness sends her apologies to any who may be inconvenienced or disappointed as a result,” a palace official said.

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