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HRH The Princess Royal visits Falkland Islands and South Georgia

Princess Ann meets Islanders as she passes through the Falklands on her way to South Georgia

The Princess Royal visits Fox Bay
The Princess Royal visits Fox Bay

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal paid her first visit to the Falkland Islands since 2009 this month as she passed through en route to her first official visit to South Georgia

During her stay in Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands, The Princess Royal visited the town’s historic dockyard, met young members of the Falklands Conservation Watch Group, and had tea with older members of the community at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Day Centre. Her Royal Highness unveiled a Commonwealth Walkway marker, just as The Queen did during her visit to Malta in 2015.

The Princess Royal’s visit to South Georgia gave her the opportunity to see at first hand the unique environment and heritage of the island, to meet the people who live and work there, and to mark the centenary of Shackleton’s crossing of the island.

Upon her return to the Falklands, The Princess Royal flew to the settlement of Fox Bay on West Falklands, to meet members of the rural community.

Published 26 January 2016