On the fourth day of her tour of China, The Princess Royal spent the day in the city of Wuhon in the Hubei province where she had a day full of horses and other animals.
One of Princess Anne’s first stops of the day was at the Wuhan Business University where she visited the organisation’s Equestrian School.
The University is home to the only Equestrian school of its kind in the whole of China.
While there, The Queen’s daughter observed the work of the British Horse Society (BHS) – a charity of which she is Vice-Patron.
The BHS is at the University to promote strong equestrian links with the Royal Agricultural University in the UK.
The BHS is the UK’s largest equestrian charity with more than 96,000 members. The Society promotes and protects the interest of all horses and horse lovers across the United Kingdom.
Princess Anne has been Vice-Patron of the organisation since April of this year, with Her Majesty The Queen being Patron since 1952.
While at the university, students gave the royal a demonstration of equestrian virtual reality equipment, a British racehorse simulator, as well as riding on a small track.
Before leaving, the 66-year-old unveiled a plaque marking her visit to the newly-constructed University Museum.
Her Royal Highness is undertaking a five-day tour of the country to strengthen China’s relationship with the UK.
The visit falls on the 45th Anniversary of UK-China Ambassadorial ties., with both countries hoping to strengthen relationships as a result of the royal visit.
Princess Anne last visited China twelve years ago back in 2005. The aim of this visit was also to strengthen the UK/China relationship ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Following the successful Beijing Games, London was chosen to be the next host city for the world famous Olympic Games, and The Queen’s daughter ensured the handover went according to plan.
She has conducted engagements in Beijing and will soon be travelling to the city of Changsha.
Wuhan is the most populous city in Central China and is the capital of the Hubei province. Often referred to as ‘the Chicago of China’, the city is located over 1,000km away from Beijing.