Princess Anne to visit Lima, Peru

(LIP-ir) — To aid in the development of Peru, Princess Anne – only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, will be here from July 7 to the 10, on an official visit to Peru in which she will meet with the President and other representatives, announced British ambassador, Catherine Nettleton.

Ambassador Nettleton has emphasized that "This is a very important visit in which she will meet with various specialists and will visit several British NGO’s, including some of which she is sponsoring. Her visit coincides with the Peruvian British Cultural Association’s (ACPB) 70th anniversary."

The same day of her arrival, Princess Anne will have a meeting with the Chief of State in the Government Palace. On Sunday, she will then travel to Iquitos where she will closely observe the work being done by British charity, Vine Trust, which is working in collaboration with the Biblical Union of Peru in aiding abandoned children.

Amazon Hope, a program in which British ships from the Royal Navy have been remodeled to supply medical assistance, is another program which has been made possible due to British cooperation.

Monday, Princess Anne will inaugurate the Peruvian British Cultural Association’s administrative offices and then direct herself to Backus’ brewery plant, one of Britain’s largest investments in Peru.

Among other important places, Princess Anna will visit the International Center for the Potato, NGO Asidme, NGO Save the Children and San Francisco de Asis School for the deaf and blind, which works with the British NGO Sense.

Princess Anne is coming to Peru after her trip to Guatemala and will go to Brazil after her stay in Peru. This is her second official visit to Peru, the first being in 1997 when she was in Lima and Cusco.