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Princess Anne looks at photos of her late father Prince Philip on Paris trip

Princess Anne sported an autumnal look today as she met with the director Unesco in Paris to observe photos of her late father Prince Philip at the Unesco headquarters. 

The Princess Royal, 71, began her two-day trip to the French capital on Sunday, and presented the winning trophies in Europe’s richest horse race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which was won by the shock 80-1 outsider Torquator Tasso.  

As part of the trip, the former Olympic equestrian met with leading female scientists and watched a demonstration of military equine skills. 

And today she was joined by Unesco Director General Audrey Azoulay participate in the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Unesco which saw her look at pictures of the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away aged 99 in April.

The black and white photos of the royal throughout his life were put on display at Unesco’s Paris headquarters.

Princess Anne sported an autumnal look today as she met with the director Unesco in Paris to observe photos of her late father Prince Philip

The Princess Royal, 71, began her two-day trip to the French capital on Sunday, and presented the winning trophies in Europe's richest horse race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, which was won by the shock 80-1 outsider Torquator Tasso

The Princess Royal, 71, began her two-day trip to the French capital on Sunday, and presented the winning trophies in Europe’s richest horse race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which was won by the shock 80-1 outsider Torquator Tasso

To celebrate Unesco’s 75th anniversary, Anne met several recent laureates and prize-winners of the Unesco-L’Oreal Women in Science programme on Monday, an initiative which recognises the work of women striving to tackle world challenges through science.

Dressing for the autumnal chill, Anne wrapped up warm in a brown trench coat with a pretty patterned scarf and gloves for the day out.

Professor Francoise Combes, awarded an honour for her groundbreaking contribution to astrophysics, was at the event along with fellow recipient Professor Edith Heard, a geneticist and developmental biologist.

Earlier, Anne watched a display of equine skills by the Garde Republicaine, twinned with the Household Cavalry, and met service personnel from France and some from the Queen’s realms who have connections with the Princess’ regiments and corps.

Dressing for the autumnal chill, Anne wrapped up warm in a brown trench coat with a pretty patterned scarf and gloves for the day out. She is pictured looking a photo of Philip

Dressing for the autumnal chill, Anne wrapped up warm in a brown trench coat with a pretty patterned scarf and gloves for the day out. She is pictured looking a photo of Philip

To celebrate Unesco's 75th anniversary, Anne met several recent laureates and prize-winners of the Unesco-L'Oreal Women in Science programme on Monday, an initiative which recognises the work of women striving to tackle world challenges through science.=

To celebrate Unesco’s 75th anniversary, Anne met several recent laureates and prize-winners of the Unesco-L’Oreal Women in Science programme on Monday, an initiative which recognises the work of women striving to tackle world challenges through science.=

Menna Rawlings, Britain’s Ambassador to France, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal to Paris for an exciting programme that reflects HRH’s interests as well as the UK and France’s shared values and engagement on the world stage.

‘From promoting sustainability, to celebrating women at the cutting edge of science, to looking forward to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it is a huge honour to host this visit and share with HRH what it means to be such close ‘voisins’ (neighbours).’

On Sunday, Anne planted a tree in the garden of the British Ambassador’s official residence, a ceremony attended by Ambassadors and representatives of some of the Queen’s Realm, including Australia, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis and the Bahamas.

Trip to France: Princess Anne visits the cavalry of the Republican Guard in Paris today

Trip to France: Princess Anne visits the cavalry of the Republican Guard in Paris today

The Princess has also met senior representatives of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the 2023 France Rugby World Cup, in her role as an International Olympic Committee member and patron of the Scottish Rugby Union. She is pictured meeting the cavalry of the Republican Guard

The Princess has also met senior representatives of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the 2023 France Rugby World Cup, in her role as an International Olympic Committee member and patron of the Scottish Rugby Union. She is pictured meeting the cavalry of the Republican Guard

The tree is part of the Queen’s Green Canopy – an initiative to mark the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 – and was the first to be planted in a British embassy for the project.

The Princess has also met  senior representatives of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the 2023 France Rugby World Cup, in her role as an International Olympic Committee member and patron of the Scottish Rugby Union.

Anne is a former Olympian,  and has had a long association with the since she won a place to compete in the 1976 Montreal Olympics as a three-day eventer.

Anne is a former Olympian, and has had a long association with the since she won a place to compete in the 1976 Montreal Olympics as a three-day eventer. Pictured today meeting the cavalry of the Republican Guard in Paris

Anne is a former Olympian, and has had a long association with the since she won a place to compete in the 1976 Montreal Olympics as a three-day eventer. Pictured today meeting the cavalry of the Republican Guard in Paris

Princess Anne, left, is welcomed by UNESCO'S Director-General Audrey Azoulay, during a visit to the Paris UNESCO headquarters for the Organization's 75th anniversary

Princess Anne, left, is welcomed by UNESCO’S Director-General Audrey Azoulay, during a visit to the Paris UNESCO headquarters for the Organization’s 75th anniversary

 She has been president of the British Olympic Association since 1983 and became an IOC committee member in 1988.

 Her daughter Zara Tindall, also a world-class horsewoman, followed in her mother’s footsteps and competed in the London 2012 Olympics, winning a team eventing silver medal which was presented by Anne.

Last week week, Princess Anne and other members of the the Royal Family turned out in force for the Chelsea Flower Show preview day as the event prepared to launch its first ever autumn edition after the traditional spring event was delayed due to Covid. 

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