Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra has been forced to cancel all her planned engagements for June due to continuing to suffer from polymyalgia rheumatica, a condition which affects manoeuvrability of the joints.
Princess Alexandra, a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, was forced to cancel all her engagements for May when she fell ill with polymyalgia rheumatica.
The condition makes the sufferer experience pain or stiffness, usually in the neck, shoulders, and hips. The pain can be very sudden, or can occur gradually over a period. It may be caused by an inflammatory condition of blood vessels.
Princess Alexandra frequently carries out engagements on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen and in her own right too.
The Princess is the daughter of Prince George, Duke of Kent, who was the son of George V, therefore is a cousin of The Queen (who is the daughter of George VI, a son of George V). Princess Alexandra is also known as ‘The Honourable Lady Ogilvy’, after her late husband’s title of The Hon. Sir Angus Ogilvy.
She is 42nd in line to the throne and never realistically has had a chance of inheriting the throne.
Her husband died in 2004.