While Prince Harry delivers his side of the story with the publication of his memoirs, the Windsors honor their responsibilities. This Wednesday, January 11, while the world discovers the story of the Duke of Sussex, Princess Anne remains impassive during an official visit.
Would Princess Anne be the only one to fall between the cracks of the net Harry? Never explain, never complain, the daughter of Elizabeth II continues to honor her duties while the intimacy of her family is exposed in the Duke of Sussex‘s memoir Spare. As head colonel of the Royal Logistic Corps, ensuring “United Nations peacekeeping in Cyprus”, the sister of King Charles III met with British soldiers on Wednesday 11 January, the day after the publication of her nephew’s book, according to the DailyMail.
A long-awaited visit that allowed him to salute their dedication in “one of the oldest peacekeeping forces of the United Nations,” say our colleagues. During her visit, Princess Anne met with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. “They discussed issues related to climate change, the energy crisis caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine and efforts to revive talks on the reunification of Cyprus,” reports a government statement relayed by the DailyMail.
No public statement for Princess Anne
Later, she was able to “discover part of the buffer zone controlled by the United Nations, which separates the Turkish Cypriot north of the island from the Greek Cypriot south recognized by the international community. Before her departure, Princess Anne received “a silver copy of a cup dating back to the fourth century BC and a photo album of Cypriots who volunteered to fight with the British forces during the Second World War,” we learn.
As the British magazine reports, access to the media during her visit was limited to the meeting between the princess and the president. While she made no public statements during her trip, Irfan Siddiq, the British high commissioner in Cyprus, said her trip was “an important opportunity to show the strength of the enduring ties between our two countries.”
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