10 Times British Royal Family Overcame Nasty Injuries – From Princess Diana to King Charles


The Princess of Wales, Kate, was recently photographed with bandages on her finger after a trampoline accident. But this is not the first time the British Royal Family has faced injuries. From Prince William's broken arm to King Charles' eye patch, they have shown resilience and determination. Let's take a look at 10 times they soldiered on through painful incidents.

Will's Sling: Prince William's Broken Finger

In 1999, Prince William broke his finger and had to wear a sling. Despite the injury, he attended the christening of his godson, Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece.

King Charles' Eye Patch: Sawdust Mishap

In 2001, King Charles injured his eye while cutting down a tree in his garden. He had to wear a massive bandage as an eye patch to protect his eye.

Hobbling Harry: Duke of Sussex's Toe Injury

The Duke of Sussex, Harry, broke his toe during a weekend getaway with friends. He dropped a heavy chair on his foot while rearranging a room, and the injury almost caused him to cancel a 200-mile expedition across Antarctica.

Prince Philip's Broken Hip: Royal Wedding Resilience

Shortly before Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018, the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, broke his hip. Remarkably, he managed to attend the grand event without a walking aid.

Queen Knee Surgery: Her Majesty's Cartilage Tear

In 2003, Queen Elizabeth II underwent knee surgery after tearing the cartilage in her right knee during a walking trip. She needed crutches to get around and later had the same operation on her left knee.

Anne's Agony: Princess Anne's Horse Riding Accident

Princess Anne sprained her wrist during a fall from her horse at the 1973 European Championships in Kyiv. She had to wear a sling and withdraw from the event.

Princess Royally Unlucky: Princess Anne's Olympic Fall

During the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada, Princess Anne fell from her horse and couldn't remember anything after the fall. Thankfully, she was wearing a helmet and avoided a more serious injury.

Zara Knocked Out: Equestrian Injuries

Zara Tindall, like her mother Princess Anne, is an avid equestrian. In 2004, she suffered a horrific fall at an international riding competition, leaving her unconscious.

Mike's Horror Tackle: Rugby Mishap

Zara's husband, Mike Tindall, a former England rugby player, experienced a life-threatening injury during a Six Nations England game in 2008. He punctured his lung, tore his liver, and had internal bleeding. Fortunately, he made a swift recovery.

Queen Mother's Fish Bone Mishap

The late Queen Mother had a mishap involving a fish bone, which caused discomfort and required medical attention.

Despite these injuries, the British Royal Family has shown resilience and determination, always carrying on with their duties and obligations. They are a true example of strength in the face of adversity.