Princess Anne has been injured and won't be attending next week's Memorial Day Service in the capital city

    Tuesday, 25 June 2024 07:00

    By Tonya Organ

    Premier Andrew Furey says he “was saddened to hear of Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne’s accident and that she is no longer able to join us as we mark the commemorative events associated with the Centennial of the Newfoundland National War Memorial. “

    Princess Anne will not be attending the Memorial Day Service in St. John’s next Tuesday. Princess Anne is in hospital after suffering a head injury on Sunday, Buckingham Palace said, noting that she was expected to make a full recovery from the incident, which was believed to have involved a horse. The palace said on Monday that the the only daughter of the late Queen Elizabeth, had suffered minor injuries and a concussion and is recovering at hospital. The princess’s upcoming engagements have been postponed, which means she will not fly to Canada as planned at the end of the week. Princess Anne had planned on attending the Memorial Day ceremony and repatriation of the unknown soldier on July 1st. Premier Andrew Furey issued a statement yesterday following the news from England. He says he “was saddened to hear of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, Princess Anne’s accident and that she is no longer able to join us as we mark the commemorative events associated with the Centennial of the Newfoundland National War Memorial. “ On behalf of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, the Premier wished her a quick and healthy recovery.”

     

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