17 April 2012
Britain’s Princess Anne, in South Africa for three days as part of Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee celebrations, met Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in Pretoria on Tuesday.
President Jacob Zuma on Monday extended his warm wishes to Princess Anne, saying her visit would “further strengthen relations between South Africa and the United Kingdom”.
Zuma was unable to meet the Princess himself, as he had engagements in KwaZulu-Natal.
The three-day visit by the Princess Royal – the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II – is part of the celebrations marking the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.
On Monday, Princess Anne visited a number of non-government organisations she supports, including Save the Children and the St John’s Ambulance Service.
On Wednesday, as part of her duties as member of the International Olympic Committee and President of the British Olympic Association, she will mark the 100-days countdown to the 2012 London Olympic Games at a Cape Town school which forms part of the International Inspirations legacy project.
The Princess Royal will also lead a ceremony of remembrance and wreath-laying at the graves of Commonwealth soldiers and the grave of the nanny of her father, the Duke of Edinburgh.