Princess Anne speaker at YSS anniversary bash
Princess Anne is to help celebrate Worcester charity YSS’ 30th birthday in October.
The Princess Royal – who has been a patron of the charity since 2008 – will make her seventh trip to foundation’s HQ on Carden Street in Worcester, which helps support those aged seven to 25, who are caring for a family member or parent, who is suffering with a disability or illness.
Lorraine Preece, the charity’s chief executive, told Worecesternews.co.uk: “We are extremely proud that HRH the Princess Royal has been our patron since 2008. She has always taken an active interest in our work having visited various projects over the years, meeting and speaking at length to many service users, volunteers, staff and partner agencies. We are particularly delighted that Her Royal Highness is able to join us for our 30-year celebration event in October.”
The 66-year-old royal will be joined at the event by Lord Bradley and Sara Llewellyn, the chief executive of the Barrow Cadbury Meanwhile, Anne recently visited Russia to commemorate WWII Arctic convoys.
Speaking at a Russian military parade on Wednesday (31.08.16) she said, “On behalf of her majesty the Queen I would like to say we are very grateful” and that the royal family would like to tribute to the “brave Soviet veterans” who fought together with the British military.
She was also one of the only members of the royal family to attend the 2016 Rio Olympics and has been a strong supporter of the Paralympics.
Earlier this month, she visited Great Britain’s “preparation camp”.
The Royal Family Twitter account wrote: “The Princess Royal visits the @TeamGB Preparation Camp in Belo Horizonte #Rio2016 #BringOnTheGreat (sic).”
Anne – who is the president of the British Olympic Association (BOA) – was accompanied on her tour by Lord Sebastian Coe, who won the gold medal for Great Britain in 1980 and 1984 for his triumph in the middle distance athletics race.