For a third visit, 10 years after her last one in 2007, Her Royal Highness visited Peru. The visit highlighted the importance of relations between the UK and Peru in areas such as sports, food, health and scientific research.
As Head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegation in Great Britain, Her Royal Highness Princess Royal arrived in Lima, Peru, to attend the annual IOC meeting, which included voting to elect the city for the 2024 Olympic.
During Her stay in Lima, Her Royal Highness met with the Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and visited the International Potato Center. As part of the celebrations for the 80th anniversary of the British Cultural Association, Her Royal Highness also unveiled a statue of the Peruvian-British Vice Admiral Martin Jorge Guise Wright (1780-1828) in the municipality of San Borja. Vice Admiral Guise fought for the independence of Peru.
Her Royal Highness was the guest of honor at a dinner at the Ambassador’s Residence. The world-famous Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez created the menu that added Peruvian touches to classic British dishes.
British Ambassador to Peru, Anwar Choudhury commented: “Our relationship is increasingly close, which provides benefits to both countries for greater collaboration in food and beverages, sport and scientific research. Improving medical care in remote areas has been a priority for my Embassy. I am very grateful to Her Royal Highness for taking the time to return to Peru for the third time. “
The Royal Princess visited Peru earlier in 1997 and 2007. Belgium’s princes came in 2014.