10/06/1997 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Britain's Princess Margaret, 70, was hospitalized yesterday for observation following a recent apparent stroke, said Buckingham Palace. The princess, who is the sister of Queen Elizabeth, fell ill over the Christmas holidays, but remained at home. She had suffered an earlier stroke in 1998. It was also reported by the Palace that she has lost her appetite, and she was admitted to the hospital so that she could be closely monitored.