She’s one of the hardest working and more low-key members of the royal family, and Princess Anne didn’t let a spot of cold weather dampen her spirits during a visit to Dublin, Ireland.
The Princess Royal kept out the chill in a navy coat, matching beanie and sunglasses as she explored the city.
The British royal family visitor travelled to Howth where lighthouses have guided ships at Baily since 1667, before taking in the comparatively younger 19th century Rockabill Lighthouse at Skerries and the Kish Lighthouse off Dublin Bay.
Anne met staff and heard about their work providing vital maritime safety services and modern navigation aids at its Dun Laoghaire headquarters.
The Princess Royal was visiting in her role as Master of Trinity House as part of the ongoing 150-year relationship between Irish Lights and the Lighthouse Authorities of Great Britain and Ireland.
Irish Lights chief executive Yvonne Shields O’Connor said it was a “great privilege” to host the royal.
“I am honoured to have this opportunity to showcase the vital work Irish Lights does, in particular with regard to providing essential safety services through the use of modern technology in visual and electronic navigation aids, as well as our Met and Coastal Data services.
“The Princess Royal is a great champion of the maritime sector and we appreciate her visit as a source of encouragement to our own work and in terms of strengthening the bonds between the three lighthouse authorities.”
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