BREAKING NEWS: Princess Anne is taken to hospital

Princess Anne has been admitted to hospital with a chest infection, prompting the cancellation of a number of royal engagements.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Princess Anne, Princess Royal attends Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. The prestigious gardening show features hundreds of stands and exhibition gardens. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 23: Princess Anne, Princess Royal attends Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. The prestigious gardening show features hundreds of stands and exhibition gardens. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

The Princess Royal underwent tests at hospital in Scotland and has been sent to Balmoral to recuperate.

The 66-year-old undertakes around 500 engagements a year.

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A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “On doctors’ orders she has cancelled her engagements for the coming week. She is resting privately at home.’

Source: plymouthherald co uk