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Princess Anne and Family

Locked up: Princess Anne goes to prison

Princess Anne, Princess Royal
(Photo: @RoyalFamily / Twitter)

The Princess Royal visited Bullingdon Prison on Tuesday to mark Hidden Heroes Day which celebrates those working in prisons and within the justice system.

Following strict social distancing guidelines, Princess Anne spoke to staff at the prison who have been coordinating virtual court hearings.

Due to the current global health emergency, the justice system in the UK has had t quickly adapt, with many court hearings now taking place over video link.

Her Royal Highness was given a tour of the facilities, including the prison video link rooms, where prisoners can appear remotely in courtrooms across the country.

Princess Anne visited Bullingdon Prison in her role as Patron of the Butler Trust – a charity dedicated to recognising outstanding practice by those working with offenders.

The work of prison, probation and youth justice workers often goes unrecognised, with Princess Anne and the Butler Trust aiming to give credit where it is due.

Each year, HRH presents the Butler Trust Awards, which reward prison, probation and youth justice workers, whose dedication can often go unnoticed.