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Princess Anne in the Falkland Islands laid a wreath at Liberation Monument

Wednesday, January 13th 2016 - 03:51 UTC
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Princess Anne with Falklands MLA Michael Poole during one of the morning ceremonies(Pic L. Watson) Princess Anne with Falklands MLA Michael Poole during one of the morning ceremonies(Pic L. Watson)
The Princess Royal chats with children during the unveiling of a marker for the Commonwealth Walkway The Princess Royal chats with children during the unveiling of a marker for the Commonwealth Walkway
The wreath laying at the 1982 Liberation Monument. There was a short service, led by the Reverend Kathy Biles, at which community groups were also represented. The wreath laying at the 1982 Liberation Monument. There was a short service, led by the Reverend Kathy Biles, at which community groups were also represented.

Due to adverse weather, the timings for the two events which were due to take place in the Falkland Islands later this month on the occasion of the visit of HRH The Princess Royal Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence took place on Tuesday in Stanley.

 The first event was a wreath laying at the 1982 Liberation Monument at 10.15am. There was a short service, led by the Reverend Kathy Biles, at which community groups were also represented.

The second event was the unveiling of a marker for the Commonwealth Walkway at the foot of the steps leading to Stanley's Christ Church Cathedral at 11.15am.

Members of the public attended both events. The Royal Falkland Islands Police closed parts of Ross Road for short periods to allow the events to take place in safety.

Due to the change in program, the visit by The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Laurence to Fox Bay which was planned for Wednesday January 21 has had to be cancelled.

According to the original program the couple would arrive to the Falklands on 11 January and on their return trip from South Georgia would spend a day in the Falklands, 21 January.

Princess Anne, who is the Royal Patron of the South Georgia Heritage Trust, last visited the Falklands in March 2009 and also two years before that.

Anne, born in 1950 is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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  • ChrisR

    Princess Anne, the only one of Her Majesty's children that hasn't embarrassed her.

    Tampon Charlie is a disgrace and should not be offered the crown: he should live with his horse-faced whore in Paris, they are used to disgraced British Royals there.

    Jan 13th, 2016 - 11:21 am 0
  • golfcronie

    You obviously do not have children then as very often children do embarrass their parents.

    Jan 13th, 2016 - 12:31 pm 0
  • falklandlad

    @1, 2nd sentence, that's a mightily harsh and uncalled for swipe to the heir of the throne. At least Prince Charles told the RG to grow up during his visit to BAires in 1998, something Falkland folks were hugely appreciative of. We all incur blips along life's pathway, or are you unique?

    Jan 13th, 2016 - 02:22 pm 0
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