Of course, they have access to some of the best hospitals and doctors around the world, but the members of the royal family are only humans, after all, so they, too, are accident-prone. The youngsters are learning to ride a horse and playing team sports at school, and we all know that some kind of injuries are highly likely to happen then, but the adult royals suffered various injuries, too.
Prince William, for instance, was recovering from a surgery on a broken finger in 1999, when he was just sixteen. Nevertheless, he attended the christening of his godson, Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece, in London, and even with his arm in a sling, he was in high spirits and joyfully chatted with other guests.
Everyone knows that the Duchess of Cambridge is known for her glossy locks, but not many people know that she actually often styles her hair in such a way to disguise a scar along her hairline, which comes from a surgery she had as a child.
She is also often seen with plasters on her fingers, which is rather usual for a mother of three children who like baking and gardening. She claims that cooking is one of Princess Charlotte and Prince George’s favorite activities. “They love making pizza because they can get their hands messy,” Kate reveals.
In October 2018, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex went on their trip around Australia and New Zealand, when she was seen with a plaster on her middle finger. She might have had a scratch after one of the many activities they took part in there, including tree planting, cooking and even welly throwing.
The Duchess of Cornwall broke her leg on a trip at Balmoral in 2010, and she had to spend some time in a wheelchair afterwards. Nonetheless, that didn’t stop her from showing up on the royal engagements. She was there every time, with her husband Prince Charles pushing her around in her chair.
In 2001, the Prince of Wales got a large amount of dust in his eye, which required hospital treatment. He also had to wear a makeshift eyepatch during his recovery.
During the summer of 1990, Prince Charles suffered an injury in a polo match in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. He even had to go to the Cirencester Hospital, where doctors put his broken arm in a sling. He was seen leaving the hospital with his wife.
During her 67-year long reign, Queen Elizabeth took time off her royal duties rarely. But in 2003, she tore the cartilage in her right knee on a personal walking trip, so she had a keyhole surgery. During her recovery, she had to use crutches to be able to get around.
The Queen never let anything stop her from looking stylish, so even when she was injured, she took good care of her looks. Thus, when she injured her wrist in 1994, she showed up with a stylish blue silk scarf supporting it. This accessory matched perfectly her coat and hat.
Considering his age, Prince Phillip is often praised for his independence, but lately, he has suffered several injuries. At 97 years old, the Duke has had several nasty falls in the last couple of years that consequently left him with multiple black eyes.
However, even though he was suffering from a painful broken rib when Prince Harry, his grandson, married Meghan Markle, he attended the wedding without a walking aid.
Furthermore, Princess Anne is no exception when it comes to injuries. In 1973, she attended the European Championships in Kiev, Russia and fell off her horse during the three-day event. But she still managed to pair her funky waistcoat with a makeshift sling that she had to wear to support her sprained wrist.
Just like her mother, Zara Philips also loves horses and equestrian events, but, unfortunately, this passion has also led her to injury, just like Princess Anne. During an international competition in 2004, she was knocked unconscious, and she cut her lip after a fall, too.
Zara’s husband Mike Tindall is a rugby player, so he’s quite familiar with injuries. But in 2008, he had a horrifying accident during a match at Twickenham which left him with severe internal injuries. It was so bad that he had to retire to Gloucestershire and take a rest from the sport.
The Queen Mother has had various health problems during her lifetime, including painful leg impairments in the 1980s, which is why she was forced to walk with a stick for some time. Nonetheless, she managed to stay resilient and robust throughout all her problems, which was a great way to set an example everyone should follow.