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Princess Anne granted Banger, in Northern Ireland, the town standing which was obtained as a part of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The Royal Family web site defined: “The Princess Royal officially conferred city status on Bangor in a special ceremony at Bangor Castle.”

For the occasion, Princess Anne selected a festive outfit: a two-piece tartan swimsuit consisting of a skirt and a navy blazer with crimson buttons on the entrance.

The royal gave the impression to be sporting a white shirt beneath and mixed the swimsuit with a pair of black boots and a chic black purse.

The Princess Royal donned a pair of gold and pearl drop earrings and a uncommon brooch which hasn’t been seen in any current outings.

The gold jewel featured a leaf form and little blue, inexperienced and crimson gems within the centre.

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During the occasion at Bangor Castle, youngsters from Bangor Central Integrated Primary School and college students from Bangor Academy, Bangor Grammar, Glenlola, St Columbanus and SERC, went to the Castle to welcome the Princess.

Princess Anne additionally met the native Sea Cadets, who supplied a “guard of honour”, and representatives from the Coastguard and RNLI.

As a part of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this yr, Bangor’s metropolis standing was granted.

The royal additionally unveiled the Letters Patent, which is the authorized instrument issued by King Charles III to formally verify the standing of “city”.


The Princess additionally met native organisations who had supported the bid, together with Bangor Marine, the builders of Queen’s Parade and members of the Chamber of Commerce amongst others.

At evening, the royal attended a reception in Belfast to mark 50 years since Lady Mary Peter’s iconic Olympic gold medal win at Munich in 1972.

For the formal event, she become a shimmery navy ensemble. Princess Anne donned a brief navy blazer with a collar that includes a floral sample which matched the midi skirt’s print.

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Crisscut Magazine estimated the brooch could possibly be price £500,000 and it was first bought by the Princess of Wales in 1866 as a marriage current to her sister Empress Maria Feodorovna.

When Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1952, the brooch was handed all the way down to her and he or she was pictured sporting it with and with out the pearl drop.

Princess Anne is Patron of the Mary Peter’s Trust which Mary established with the intention of supporting younger sports activities folks from throughout Northern Ireland to allow them to achieve their particular person sporting targets.

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