July 21st, 2024

CP NewsAlert: Princess Anne’s planned trip to Newfoundland cancelled following injury

By The Canadian Press on June 24, 2024.

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Princess Anne’s planned trip to Newfoundland this weekend to mark the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of the National War Memorial in St. John’s has been cancelled.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace confirmed this morning that the trip had been called off after the princess was injured when she was walking on Sunday evening.

A statement from Buckingham Palace says she sustained minor injuries and a concussion on the Gatcombe Park estate, but neither the statement nor the spokesperson provided any detail about what happened.

The statement says she is being kept for observation as a precautionary measure at Southmead Hospital, and she is expected to make a full recovery.

In a statement this morning, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey said he was disappointed Anne could no longer attend the weekend’s events, and he wished her a quick recovery.

Anne, the sister of King Charles, is the colonel in chief of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and president of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

More coming.

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