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Princess Anne wraps up warm as she plants a tree at ‘world class’ wildlife park in Scotland

At one with nature! Princess Anne wraps up warm as she plants a tree at ‘world class’ wildlife park in Scotland

  • The Princess Royal, 71, visited new Wildlife Discovery Centre in the Highlands
  • The new site is being established by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
  • Princess Anne planted a tree while visiting wildlife park on her latest royal trip 

Princess Anne wrapped up warm in an oversized green raincoat as she planted a tree at a ‘world class’ wildlife park in the Scottish Highlands.

The Princess Royal, 71, is seen digging a small hole for the sapling in photographs released today by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS).

She visited the new Wildlife Discovery Centre while on a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie.

Anne wore an oversized, army green raincoat for the occasion, fastened over red turtleneck and paired with sleek black boots and leather gloves.

Her hair was styled in its typical chic fashion, while the Princess Royal opted for a dainty pair of earrings.  

The Princess Royal, 71, is seen digging a small hole for the sapling in photographs released today by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS)

The RZSS said Anne learnt more about the Wildlife Discovery Centre on her trip to the wildlife park, which will feature learning and conservation hubs.

Chief executive, David Field, said it was ‘wonderful’ to be able to ‘share our exciting plans’ with their royal patron.

Speaking about developments at the Highland Wildlife Park, he said: ‘So much has happened over the past five decades, from polar bear cub births to pine hoverfly releases, and there is even more to come.

‘With the support of our community, we have an incredible future ahead of us.’

With the new discovery centre, he said: ‘Our aim is to create a truly special, world class experience which will play a pivotal role in inspiring more children, young people and local communities to protect and connect with nature and wildlife.’

She made a visit to the new Wildlife Discovery Centre while on a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie

She made a visit to the new Wildlife Discovery Centre while on a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie

Anne wore an oversized, army green raincoat for the occasion, fastened over red turtleneck and paired with sleek black boots and leather gloves

Anne wore an oversized, army green raincoat for the occasion, fastened over red turtleneck and paired with sleek black boots and leather gloves

The visit comes as the Queen’s daughter is predicted to replace her youngest nephew, Prince Harry, in a senior military role, despite approaching 71.

Princess Anne is to make military history by becoming the first woman ever to head the Royal Marines.

Prince Harry held the post for less than two years, but was stripped of the prestigious Royal Marines job after marrying Megan Markle and moving to the USA.

The Princess Royal currently holds the honorary title of Admiral in the Royal Navy, but her new role is expected to be announced in August after officially being endorsed by the Queen.

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