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Friday, November 25, 2011

Princess Royal Visit

A few weeks ago we had the privilege of hosting the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral, Sir Timothy Laurence. They were touring Sierra Leone for a few days as part of the 50th anniversary of independance and a chance to visit some of charities that Princess Anne was patron of.  They were onboard for just over 1.5 hours and talked to anybody they could.  Their intention was to meet people in their daily "work" lives.
(with Tim at the Gangway)
(visiting the ward)
(on the bridge where Sir Tim and Tim could talk a common language)
(visiting the school)
(She casually stopped to talk to those who were just taking time out in the mid ships lounge)
(We met her as a family - please note, Nathanael's shirt was tucked in at the start!)

Before the visit, Sharon tried to prepare Nathanael, going through all the be good, be polite, answer questions if the princess asks you something etc etc talk. Nathanael's response was "ok, I will try mummy, (and with a big cheesy grin) but you never know what might happen".  We don't know whether that was a disclaimer incase his body did something he had no control over or what, but it didn't exactly put us at ease.  Hence I think the photo below is probably one of those moments when his body did something he had no control over!
To see more pictures of their visit around Sierra Leone you can click here to view the official photographer photo's http://ccc.photoshelter.com/gallery/HRH-Princess-Anne-in-Freetown/G0000O9fzbS.Ikrs/P0000aIxiBgkJ_U4

Plus you can read more about the visit on the Sierra Leone's British High Commision website: http://ukinsierraleone.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/royal_visit

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