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VIDEO: Princess Alexandra sends her good wishes in rare video message

Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, has recorded a special video message sending her best wishes to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Her Royal Highness recorded the message for the 2020 Alzheimer’s Society People Awards which in ordinary times would have been held at St James’s Palace.

The 83-year-old has been Royal Patron of the Alzheimer’s Society since 1990 and would have attended the awards ceremony in person if they were taking place as planned at the palace.

The Alzheimer’s Society People Awards recognise the work of employees and volunteers.

In her message, The Queen’s cousin said: “Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.

“I’m so pleased to be part of the People Award Celebration today.

Each year I have been pleased to meet the wonderful employees and volunteers of the Alzheimer’s Society and to hear about the ways in which they make a lasting impact on peoples lives every day.

“This occasion is an opportunity for the Alzheimer’s Society to say thank you.

“May I too add my thanks to you for all your dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to improving the lives of people affected by dementia.

“I send to you all at the Alzheimer’s Society my warmest good wishes for an enjoyable afternoon.”

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, funding research into the cause, care, cure and prevention of all types of dementia.

Princess Alexandra regularly pays visits to the charity’s offices and projects.