Princess Alexandra, cousin to Her Majesty The Queen, cancelled aa public appearance earlier this week to open the Bay Gateway after suffering an injury to her wrist.
The 80-year-old broke her wrist after a fall, and a source told the Express: “Princess Alexandra is feeling well and is hopeful of a swift recovery.”
Heysham to M6 Link Road will now be opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth.
Lord Shuttleworth will unveil a plaque to commemorate the event. It will be at the beginning of the new road near junction 34 of the M6. According to the Westmorland Gazette, refreshments will be served afterwards at Lancaster and Morecambe College.
This is not the first time the elderly, yet very dependable, royal has been forced to cancel royal duties. In 2013, Princess Alexandra missed a month of royal engagements due to illness.
Four years ago, she was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). This is a crippling condition where the muscles become inflamed. It can lead to stiffness and agonising pain; in extreme cases, it can lead to blindness. However, it can be treated with drugs.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace has said: “Unfortunately, Princess Alexandra has been forced to cancel some engagements due to a broken wrist.”
Princess Alexandra is the mother of two and a grandmother of four. She lives in Richmond Park and has been a pillar in upholding her royal duties. The Queen relies on her support and attendance, which the quiet royal has carried out faithfully for decades. Even after the death of her husband in 2004, she insisted on maintaining a full schedule.
There has not been any talk surrounding her eventual retirement. Royal Central will stay on top of this story, and we will update our readers as more information becomes available.