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Princess Alexandra returns to work following an eleven-week absence after breaking her arm

Princess Alexandra returned to royal duties this week after an eleven-week absence following an accident in which she broke her arm.

The Queen’s cousin attended the Winter Graduation Ceremony at the House of St Barnabas in London on Wednesday.

The 81-year-old royal broke her arm a few months ago and was told to rest by doctors.

As a result of her injury, Princess Alexandra was forced to cancel a number of engagements and missed the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in Windsor.

Her Royal Highness suffered a similar injury in 2017 when she broke her wrist and had to cancel three months worth of engagements.

Five 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 extreme pain; although the condition can be treated.

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.