Princess Margaret Said on the Mend
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) _ Two days after Princess Margaret suffered a mild stroke on her Caribbean vacation, her older sister _ Queen Elizabeth II _ assured well-wishers that she was on the mend.
``She’s feeling much better now,″ the queen told youngsters she visited at a school in north London.
Margaret, 67, was at a private clinic in Barbados, where she was flown by air ambulance Tuesday after she fell ill at a party in Mustique. She has a vacation home on the Grenadine island, which is frequented by royalty and rock stars.
The queen’s only sibling had walked unassisted Tuesday from a private heart clinic in Bridgetown to a car for the short ride to Bay View Hospital, where she spent the night.
``I talked to her doctors. The princess is making steady progress. ... She is comfortable,″ British ambassador Peter Mathers said.
Doctors planned to put her on a British Airlines flight home later Wednesday.
Dr. Michael Bunbury, the only physician on Mustique, treated the princess after she was overcome by dizziness and a blinding headache. Wednesday, he was still marveling at her royal fortitude.
``She was terribly controlled. She just kept so calm,″ London’s Daily Mail newspaper quoted him as saying.
``She’s an intelligent woman and she knew what was happening to her. But there was no panic or fear or anything.″