Princess Anne health: Horse incident ‘way more serious’ than we’re being told - Lady Victoria Hervey

Princess Anne health: Horse incident ‘way more serious’ than we’re being told - Lady Victoria Hervey

WATCH NOW: Princess Anne's horse incident 'more serious' than was let on

Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 10/07/2024

- 10:44

The Princess Royal spent almost a week in hospital after suffering a 'horse-related incident'

Princess Anne's recent horse-related incident was "way more serious" than what the public was told, Lady Victoria Hervey has claimed.

The Princess Royal was dismissed from the Southmead Hospital in Bristol after being treated for "minor injuries and concussion".

Anne was out for a walk on her Gatcombe Park estate when the incident took place, which was "consistent with being kicked or head-butted by a horse".

Speaking to GBN America, Hervey claimed that the Princess's injuries were "way more serious" than what was revealed by Palace officials.

Lady Victoria Hervey and Princess Anne

Lady Victoria Hervey says Princess Anne's incident was 'way more serious' than royal fans were told


Discussing the incident with host Nana Akua, Hervey said: "It was a thing where we're told not to worry, they're going to be fine, it's not serious.

"But actually I think with her [Anne], it is actually way more serious than it could have been."

Revealing information from a source "close to the royals", Hervey told GBNA that Princess Anne was "unconscious for quite some time" before she was found.

Hervey added: "She was unconscious for quite some time before anyone found her, and completely lost her memory and doesn't know what happened. I'd say that's quite serious."

Princess Anne

The Princess Royal was in hospital for almost a week after a 'horse-related incident'


When asked by Nana if she knows if Princess Anne was on a horse or next to a horse when the incident happened, Hervey admitted that it is "not known for sure" how close to the horse the royal was before she was injured.


Hervey recalled: "That is the part that is not known, but it sounds like she possibly got kicked in the head, and was laying unconscious for quite some time.

"And she just has no memory of what actually happened to her."

When asked if the Royal Family are "rallying around Anne" after husband Sir Timothy Laurence and daughter Zara Tindall were spotted visiting her at the hospital, Hervey said Anne's family is "super close" and are helping in her recovery.

Hervey told GBNA: "Their family is super close, and her children Zara and Peter will be there, I'm sure Mike [Tindall] is there as well with their kids.

Lady Victoria Hervey

Lady Victoria Hervey says Princess Anne is 'super close' with her children and they will be helping with her recovery

GBN America

"It does feel like the Royal Family is really getting a battering. This is a family that has had really high life expectancy, there hadn't really been that much illness in the family for quite some time.

"And suddenly, one by one, each member is getting sick."

Nana shared her thoughts on the recent ill health of the Royal Family, and suggested "stress" may have been an "important factor" in contributing to it.

Nana responded: "Stress does trigger illness, we do know that, and undoubtably the Royal Family will be under a lot of stress."

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