Britain’s Princess Anne made a surprise visit to British and Canadian troops stationed in Afghanistan, it was revealed yesterday. The only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II made the trip just after the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Her husband, Vice Admiral Tim Lawrence, accompanied her.
“This visit has been a great morale boost for the troops,” said Captain Jo Barr, Adjutant of Bastion Joint Operating Base, the camp the Princess toured on Monday.
“They see that dignitaries like the Princess Royal are genuinely interested in what we do out here.”
Anne visited Camp Bastion where most of the British troops are staying, and went to Kandahar to visit the Canadian soldiers. She holds honorary military titles from both countries.
The Princess witnessed the dog handlers of The Royal Army Veterinary Corps and even met with the dogs.