Visit to Sierra Leone of Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, accompanied by her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, will visit Freetown for the first time from 23-26 October to take part in the ongoing celebrations marking the 50th Anniversary of Sierra Leone’s independence. This will also mark almost 50 years to the month since Her Majesty the Queen’s visit in 1961.
The visit highlights the deep roots Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom share as well as the lively modern relationship. The Princess Royal follows the successful visit of Mr Henry Bellingham, Minister for Africa, who represented the UK during the 50th anniversary of independence celebrations in April this year in Freetown.
During the visit The Princess Royal will be received at State House by H.E. President Ernest Bai Koroma and have the opportunity to visit charities with which she is associated: Save the Children UK as President and Voluntary Service Overseas as Patron. The Princess will witness the work of a number of other Non-Governmental Organisations and volunteers from the UK and elsewhere on projects across Sierra Leone. These include the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital, Mercy Ships and the Milton Margai School for the Blind. Trips to the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Bunce Island will give an insight into the rich and varied history, culture and environment of Sierra Leone. During the visit, The Princess Royal will also meet representatives of a number of UK companies working in Sierra Leone.
Further information on HRH The Princess Royal can be found at the official website of the British Monarchy
British High Commission Freetown, Sierra Leone