Princess Anne is due on Tuesday

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Princess Anne is scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh on March 1 for a three-day visit.



During her visit, she will meet the President Zillur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia, leading figures, members of civil society and the British community in Bangladesh.


This will be her fourth visit to the country


Princess Anne is the second child and only daughter of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh.


In Dhaka, according to a British High Commission press release, the Princess Royal will lay a wreath at the National Memorial for Martyrs to commemorate Bangladesh’s 40th year of independence; tour the Acid Survivors Foundation; and visit the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B).


She will also look at British Council initiatives aimed at fostering links between the UK and Bangladesh through education and sports.


The Princess Royal will also travel to Sathkhira and Bagherhat districts to observe the lives and livelihoods of the extreme poor in the south of the country, as well as learn of the post-Aila reconstruction and aid distribution work.


She will meet members of the Tiger Project to highlight her support for the London Zoological Society’s work in preserving one of the world’s last key tiger populations.


Her visit to Mongla will focus on the Save the Children’s programme supported by the UK Government, aimed at helping local communities to lift themselves out of extreme poverty.


The Princess Royal’s programme reflects her long-held interest in health and welfare issues in developing countries, such as Bangladesh.


Her Royal Highness is scheduled to leave Bangladesh on March 3.


The Princess Royal is a patron of the Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI), a UK charity dedicated to combating and eradicating acid violence around the world.


ASTI supports the Acid Survivors Foundation in Bangladesh, which is funded by the UK (through the Department for International Development), Canada and the Netherlands.


The Princess Royal is President of Save the Children UK, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to fighting for children in the UK and globally, who suffer from poverty, disease, injustice and violence.


The Princess Royal’s last visit to Bangladesh was on 21-23 November 2000

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