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Princess Royal meets charity shop helpers

PUBLISHED: 15:42 16 December 2009 | UPDATED: 09:17 12 August 2010

Royal VISIT: Princess Anne chats to volunteers at the Save the Children shop.

Royal VISIT: Princess Anne chats to volunteers at the Save the Children shop.

PRINCESS Anne visited staff and volunteers who work for a charity which she is the patron of. The Princess Royal arrived at the Save the Children shop in High Street, Orpington, last Thursday with four Bentleys and a police motorcycle escort. Traffic

ROYAL VISIT: Princess Anne chats to volunteers at the Save the Children shop

PRINCESS Anne visited staff and volunteers who work for a charity which she is the patron of.

The Princess Royal arrived at the Save the Children shop in High Street, Orpington, last Thursday with four Bentleys and a police motorcycle escort.

Traffic was diverted briefly while she was ushered inside to talk with volunteers for the half-hour visit.

She had earlier visited a youth group in Gravesend.

Retired hairdresser Margaret Carter, 71, of Fairbank Avenue, Crofton, said: "She is the most hardworking Royal. I like all the Royal Family. I respect them."

Princess Anne, the only daughter of the Queen and Prince Philip is currently tenth in line to the throne in 16 countries.

Other well-wishers gathered outside the shop, which featured on the BBC's Mary Queen of Charity Shops, to catch a glimpse of the Princess.

Frances Hickling, 69, of Dyke Drive, Orpington, said: "I've come to see the Princess because I really like her and my sister is a volunteer in the shop. She is down to earth and she does a lot of good charity work. I've never met her before but my husband has. I'm pleased she has come to Orpington.

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