Princess Anne an 'absolute asset' to Royal Family as King Charles set to undergo hospital treatment

Princess Anne an 'absolute asset' to Royal Family as King Charles set to undergo hospital treatment

WATCH NOW: Princess Anne will 'stand in' while Charles and Kate receive treatment in hospital

GB News
Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 21/01/2024

- 12:00

The King will seek treatment in hospital for an enlarged prostate

Princess Anne is an "absolute asset to her brother" as King Charles is set to undergo hospital treatment, a royal author exclusively told GB News.

The Princess Royal performed the most number of engagements out of anyone in the Royal Family last year, and has already undertaken the first foreign royal tour of 2024.

On Wednesday, it was announced that King Charles and Princess Kate will both postponed royal engagements due to operations.

Kate was admitted to The London Clinic on Tuesday for planned abdominal surgery, while the King will soon seek treatment for an enlarged prostate.

King Charles and Princess Anne

Princess Anne is an 'absolute asset to her brother' while King Charles undergoes hospital treatment


Prince William is expected to step back from public duties while he supports Kate throughout her recovery period.

Meanwhile, although it hasn't been confirmed that Queen Camilla will follow suit, it is more than likely that she will offer lots of support to the King during his recuperation.

According to Gareth Russell, a royal author, Princess Anne will continue to carry out large numbers of engagements to support the Royal Family during this time.

He exclusively told GB News: "Princess Anne is an immensely popular royal for a reason.

Princess AnnePrincess Anne completed the most engagements in the Royal Family for 2023PA

"She represents for a lot of people an older royal attitude, the one that her grandmother or her mother or her grandfather would have had, which is 'Just get on with it'.

"And in that sense, people respond generally positively to her. You can see it in her approval ratings."

According to the latest YouGov poll, Princess Anne was the third most popular royal by the end of 2023, following her late mother Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William.

Russell added: "Also, people like to see the close sibling relationship between her and the King.

Kate MiddletonPrincess Kate has gone to hospital for planned abdominal surgeryPA
King Charles

King Charles is set for a hospital procedure for an enlarged prostate.


"It gives such an idea of warmth and family, but it makes the Royal Family appealing to many people as well."

In an endearing clip from Charles III: The Coronation Year, Princess Anne could be heard calling her older brother "Old bean", which showed the close relationship between the two siblings.

The King's face lit up when his younger sister walked into the room to greet him.

Russell continued: "Princess Anne is an absolute asset to her brother."

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