Princess Anne has showed her support for the Youth Afloat Programme at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre in a recent visit.

The royal is president of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) , so took on the opportunity to see what the Isle of Dogs venue was doing.

According to the centre, during her visit on Tuesday, July 28, she “praised the efforts of the staff, volunteers, parents and funding organisations that have helped to create such a successful and affordable youth watersports programme”.

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As part of her role as president of the RYA Princess Anne chairs meetings for the association and oversees the running of the organsiation.

Princess Anne was recently in Canary Wharf for the naming of the Sea Cadets’ training ship TS Royalist on Friday, May 29.

During that visit she met 300 Sea Cadets and officially named their new training ship TS Royalist in West India Dock.