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Princess Anne arrives in Argentina for the Youth Olympics

Princess Anne has touched down in Argentina where she will conduct four days of engagements to coincide with the Youth Olympics which are being held in the country.

For her first engagement in Buenos Aires, Her Royal Highness will attend a reception at the Youth Olympic Village. Here she will meet athletes and those involved in the games.

Later today, she will attend the President’s Dinner in the capital as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Tomorrow, The Queen’s daughter will attend the 133rd International Olympic Committee Session in the capacity of Chair of the International Olympic Committee Members Election Commission.

She will then attend a dinner hosted by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Argentina at his residence.

The 68-year-old Princess will continue to undertake further engagements on Tuesday and Wednesday which are related to her role within the IOC.

The Princess Royal has a long history with the Olympic Games, having both competed as an athlete as well as being a member of the IOC for 30 years.

In 1976, she participated in the Olympic Games in Montreal, riding aboard The Queen’s horse, Goodwill.

In 1988 Princess Anne became a member of the International Olympic Committee and has been on the IOC Members Election Committee since 2015, as well as being President of the British Olympic Association.

She was instrumental in London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games and was the Director of the London Organizing Committee for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Before the London 2012 Olympic Games, she accepted the Olympic flame in Athens on behalf of London and brought it back to Britain for its relay of the country.

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