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Princess Eugenie takes up new patronage

To coincide with Anti-Slavery Day, Princess Eugenie of York has announced that she is to become Patron of a charity which aims to eradicate all forms of slavery and related abuses.

Taking to Instagram, the 29-year-old royal revealed that she has become a Patron of Anti-Slavery International – a global non-governmental organisation working to free people from all forms of slavery across the world.

HRH posted: “On Anti-Slavery Day today, I am proud to announce that I am becoming a Patron of Anti-Slavery International.

“They are an inspiring team who are working tirelessly to end Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking.

“Founded by one of the original English abolitionists, Thomas Clarkson in 1839, this organisation is turning 180 years old this year and it’s an honour to join them in their mission.

“I met with the team recently and last night joined CEO Jasmine O’Conner and fellow patron Baroness Lola Young. #endslavery #endslaverynow.”

Anti slavery campaigns form an important part of Princess Eugenie’s advocacy interests as a royal.

The Princess, alongside her and her best friend Julia De Boinville, founded The Anti-Slavery Collective in 2017following a visit to India where they witnessed modern day slavery first-hand.

The news of HRH’s latest patronage means she is now Patron of 12 charities and organisations.

Anti-Slavery Day takes place each year on October 18 and provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern day slavery.