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Princess Royal to open brain injury hospital

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal Credit: Alastair Grant/PA Wire

The Princess Royal will formally open a new £3.5 million 20-bed independent hospital for people with brain injury in Swindon today.

Chalkdown House will provide rehabilitation for 20 people with complex brain injuries, led by an expert clinical team.

Her Royal Highness will be shown around the hospital and meet service users and their families along with a range of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and rehabilitation support staff.

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Preparing for Princess Anne

by Hannah Costigan
HMS Collingwood band
HMS Collingwood's band arrives at Fareham ahead of Princess Anne's visit. Credit: ITV Meridian

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal will be present at a special Freedom March by HMS Collingwood through Fareham town centre. Whilst visiting Fareham, she will also officially open the newly upgraded West Street Play Area to commemorate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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Meridian cameraman Graeme Johnston filming preparations for Princess Anne's arrival Credit: ITV Meridian
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