Anne greets crowds as she views floral tributes to Queen in Glasgow

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The Rhodes welcomed the Princess Royal as she arrived in Glasgow to meet representatives of the organizations the Queen was patron of.

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Princess Anne, accompanied by her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence, visited the City Chambers on Thursday afternoon.

Upon reaching for applause and the sound of bagpipes, the Queen’s only daughter, Anne, met Lord Provost Jacqueline McLaren – in her capacity as Lord Lieutenant – in time to look at the flowers left by the public in tribute to her late mother. Before removing.

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She and Sir Tim then proceeded to greet the waiting crowd, and Anne appeared in good spirits as she stopped to speak to well-wishers.

In the crowd was four-year-old Holly McBride, who was waiting with her mother.

Before blushing he gave Anne a bunch of pink daisies.

Anne was then taken inside the City Chambers, where she was met by Glasgow City Council leader Susan Aitken, Finance Director Martin Booth, Lord Dean May Storey and Deacon Coordinator Bruce Reidford.

He then spent some time at a reception with representatives from various organisations, of which the Queen served as patron, including the Friends of Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Caledonian University, the Royal British Legion of Scotland, the YMCA, the Royal Scottish Society of Arts. , Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. , Lambil Stables and RSNO.

Rachel Ducker, director of finance at Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland, said there was a “positive atmosphere” during the visit, despite a serious rationale behind it.

Ms Ducker told the PA news agency: “The Queen was patron of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, and she supported our volunteering.

“We have got over 8,000 volunteers across Scotland, and she was a real champion in that.

“It was lovely to bring three volunteers with us today to talk to Princess Anne about her involvement in volunteering and to see the impact her mother’s patronage has had on the charity.”

Hilary Harris, acting president of Lambill Stables, a community organization north of Glasgow, praised the “total engagement” Anne gave to each delegate during the visit.

“She came and sat down to eat, had a place for her, and she came and sat down with us. There were eight volunteers from our organization,” Ms. Harris told the PA.

“She talked to everyone personally, asked them all what they did, and gave them plenty of opportunities to talk to her.

“Total engagement, total eye contact, everything, and she knew everything about the organization, so she led the conversation.

“She knew we had gardens, she knew about the cafe, she knew what we did, she knew when it was renovated.

“very impressive.”

The royal couple then visited the Satinwood Suite within the chambers, where they were met by members of the public who were signing a book of condolence in memory of the Queen.


Source: www.standard.co.uk

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