London, Nov 16 (EFE).- Princess Anne, sister of King Charles III of England, will visit Gibraltar from tomorrow, Friday, until Saturday, in the first official trip by a member of British royalty to the Rock in more than one year. anus.
According to a statement from Buckingham Palace, the monarch’s sister will serve as patron of the Rock International Literary Festival, accompanied by her husband, Vice Admiral Tim Laurence.
The last time a member of the British Royal Family visited the Rock was in June 2022, when the current Dukes of Edinburgh, then Earls of Wessex, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie Rhys-Jones, went to Gibraltar to mark the 70th. anniversary of the accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II.
Visits by members of the British royal family to the Rock are rejected by Spanish diplomacy, considering them a gesture contrary to Spain’s historical claims to the sovereignty of Gibraltar.
According to Buckingham’s note, the princess will attend the opening dinner of the aforementioned event as a guest of honor and will give a keynote speech to celebrate the importance of literature in Gibraltar.
The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May is scheduled to attend the same event, who, as announced by the Gibraltarian Government in a note, will participate as a guest speaker next Saturday at Grand Battery House.
During her brief trip to the Rock, the British monarch’s sister will also visit the Bassadone Automotive Group, which mainly manages vehicle sales and exports.
Princess Anne will visit the company’s workshop and meet members of staff before unveiling a plaque to commemorate her visit, the note added.
His official agenda includes another visit to the National Citizens Association Advisory Office to mark its 20th anniversary, where he will learn how they carry out their duties and support communities in legal and financial matters.
The palace statement notes that before leaving Gibraltar, the princess plans to visit the Royal Gibraltar Regiment Association to inaugurate its renovated facilities.
Anne of England, second of the children of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has had the title of Princess Royal since 1987 and currently occupies seventeenth place in the line of succession to the British throne although at birth she was in third place. EFE