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Princess Anne postpones engagement to attend funeral of Countess Mountbatten

Princess Anne’s visit to Solent Airport scheduled for the 27th of June has been rescheduled to a later date due to the death of Countess Mountbatten.

The Princess Royal was due to fly into Solent Airport in Lee-on-the-Solent today for an official visit for the airfield’s 100th birthday celebrations.

She was due to visit the Maritime Coastguard Agency’s search and rescue facility as well as the local Council’s Innovation Centre.

A spokesman for Fareham Borough Council said: “We have received notification from Buckingham Palace that HRH The Princess Royal is no longer available to carry out an official visit to Daedalus on Tuesday 27 June due to the need to attend the funeral of Countess Mountbatten.”

Previously, Councillor Sean Woodward who leads the council said: “Princess Anne’s visit will help enormously in raising the profile of Solent Airport at Daedalous and indeed that of the Solent Enterprise Zone and the work of Fareham Borough Council’s investment in putting Daedalous firmly on the map for aviation, marine and aerospace advanced engineering jobs.”

Countess Mountbatten of Burma who was the godmother to The Prince of Wales and the third cousin of The Queen died at the age of 93 earlier this month. She passed away peacefully at her home in Mersham, Kent on June 13th.

The Prince of Wales who described her as his “very special godmother.”

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