ROYAL VISIT: PRINCESS ANNE UNDERTAKES SURPRISE ENGAGEMENTS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

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The Princess Royal has paid a visit to the Isle of Wight today (Wednesday), just days ahead of the funeral of her father, The Duke of Edinburgh.

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne landed by helicopter in Cowes at around 11:00 this morning before undertaking an engagement at The Royal Yacht Squadron, of which her late father was Admiral. It’s the first time HRH has been photographed since Friday.

The Royal entourage then boarded a boat at just before 12:30 and sailed the short journey around to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Fishbourne, stopping just off Osborne House for a short period – thought to be for a spot of lunch. A spitfire from Lee-on-Solent flew overhead.

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From there, The Princess Royal travelled by car to Ryde where she made a private visit to Ryde School.

The Royal Helicopter landed at Simeon Street Recreation Ground at 15:40 to transport Her Royal Highness back to the mainland, taking off at just before 16:20. A crowd had gathered to wish Her Royal Highness well and to see the helicopter depart.

Today’s unexpected visit comes just 3 days ahead of the funeral of The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, who died last Friday at the age of 99. The funeral will be broadcast live on TV at 15:00 on Saturday.

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The Oracle
The Oracle
1 month ago

Lovely headline. Princess Anne is great. Well done to her for coming to the Island in these uncertain and difficult times.

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

All should be done away with no space for a royal family in todays times

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

so, i guess the purpose of the visit was to increase the CO2 emissions in the air by having a very polluting helicopter ride, to the island – if they were really environmentally concious they wouldn’t travel around in helicopters

clearly climate change is for poor people only.

she could have held a zoom meeting and had lunch at home.

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
1 month ago

sensitivity, I don’t think he was the most sensitive person seeing as he said “he would like to come back as a virus”…. and loved to go out and shoot wild animals and of course fox hunting.

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
1 month ago

Princess Anne is one of the hardest working Royals.
How proud that young man must feel and his family as well.
Courtesy manners and respect cost nothing but makes such a big difference.
And Princess Anne is showing such professionalism, through what must be a very difficult time for her and her family.
Losing someone you love is hard enough, but to be in the public eye as well…no words.

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
Reply to  Miss sensible
1 month ago

Hard working and Royals, not the words I would use to put together. We pay for there trips and everything else. They don’t “work” like the rest of us. Do they go home tired at the end of each day? no, and we don’t have servants running around for us either.

Bri
Bri
1 month ago

I’d rather see Anne as the next monarch. She’s the best choice, Charles isn’t up to it and the new generation of Royals are all hopeless,

anon
anon
1 month ago

AND AT WHAT COST TO THE TAXPAYER AND THE ENVIROMENT. ALL FOR A PRIVATE VIST. ABSOLUTLY DISGUSTING.

Jessica
Jessica
Reply to  anon
1 month ago

i am a student at the school !

Eat more pies
Eat more pies
Reply to  anon
1 month ago

In the old days comments like yours would have seen you flogged. Pity that is not the case now .

Mr Creosote
Mr Creosote
1 month ago

I agree with BoB the royals have along line of dark and sinister secrets… just look at Diana, Saville, Lord Mountbatten etc. Theres no need for them. No one should rule over another! And stop using our taxpayers money to fund thier lavish lifestyles.

Keryn McMahan
Keryn McMahan
29 days ago

One can certainly complain about everything. Personally, we can’t go in and change our past. But we can be proud of our future. Look at it this way, Queen Elizabeth II has really only brought pride and dignity on the UK. The Royals really don’t rule like they used to and I for one did travel to the UK and spent money there strictly due to the history and the Royals. No one travels to New York to see Cuomo. Besides, the pandemic changed a lot. But I would go back to the UK again. I will not travel back to NYC!

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