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Princess Anne carries out very important engagement ahead of England entering lockdown

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Princess Anne, 70, carries out hundreds of engagements every year and the dedicated royal gave Britons a morale boost on Tuesday by making an important visit. The Princess Royal met staff at CambCol laboratories which has adapted the work it does to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

While CambCol scientists usually create products to help dress wounds, they have switched to making hand sanitiser to help during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Princess Anne’s visit was clearly designed to shed light on some of the heartening work going in England despite the coronavirus crisis.

CambCol shared photos of the royal tour on Twitter, tweeting: “We were pleased to be visited by HRH The Princess Royal today to open our new building here in Littleport, Ely.

“It was an excellent opportunity for HRH to see our new premises including a tour of our laboratory and new temporary structure.”

A second tweet read: “Royal visitor to pharmaceuticals company that diversified to create hand sanitiser in the wake of the pandemic.”

While Princess Anne does not have her own social media account the Queen endorses her daughter’s vital work.

Anne’s engagements are often shared on the Royal Family’s official Twitter account.

On Tuesday, The Royal Family’s official account tweeted: “Today The Princess Royal visited the staff at the @Camb_Col laboratories.”

The tweet added: “While the scientists normally develop products which are used to dress wounds, HRH heard how they are now producing hand sanitiser instead, in response to the pandemic.”

Photos of the Princess Royal show her wearing a face mask throughout the tour.

Anne was dressed in a smart black coat, black skirt and black boots.

She wore a Remembrance Day poppy in her buttonhole and accessorised with black gloves.

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According to a body language expert, Anne’s latest outing shows her “practical side.”

Body language author and analyst Judi James told Express.co.uk: “There’s something about Anne’s body language here that suggests she might be the most practical, determined and even energetic royal currently on the circuit.

“Something about her pace of walking hints she’s keen to get as many visits in as possible before the latest lockdown starts.

“Her practical side shows in her creative and rather no-nonsense solution to the problem of tying a face mask around a French pleat hairstyle.”

Judi added: “With what looks like a total lack of vanity, Anne has tied the higher strings on the top of her head before setting off on a tour of the factory.

“Standing in the reception area her body pose suggests total confidence and even a trait of natural leadership as she stands upright and symmetric, with her splayed hands gesticulating in a questioning or briefing gesture while she uses engaging eye contact.

“The size of her stride as she walks with her host suggests a speedy determination here, although she still turns her gaze on him in what looks like an active listening pose that suggests genuine interest and engagement.”

Last Saturday Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England would go into a nationwide four-week lockdown from Thursday, November 5.

During this time, Royal Family members are expected to remain behind doors rather than continuing with face to face engagements.

This being the case, it seems likely Princess Anne’s latest royal visit could be her last until December.

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