Princess Anne meets the prime minister on day one of her Papua New Guinea marking Platinum Jubilee

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Princess Anne has landed in Papua New Guinea on the latest leg of her Southern Hemisphere tour.

The 71-year-old royal, who is being accompanied by her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, 67, for the trip, has undertaken the tour to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Following a whirlwind three-day trip to Australia, the royal couple arrived  at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby earlier today.

Prime Minister James Marape greeted the pair on the tarmac, as they exited the plane upon their arrival at the airport.

The Princess Royal was given a garland of flowers when she touched down, and was soon photographed wearing the blooms around her neck, as she inspected a guard of honour. 

The Princess Royal (pictured, centre), was snapped inspecting a Guard of Honour on her arrival at Jackson International Airport in Papua New Guinea earlier today

The Princess Royal (pictured, centre), was snapped inspecting a Guard of Honour on her arrival at Jackson International Airport in Papua New Guinea earlier today

Princess Anne, 71, was pictured wearing a flower garland, which had been presented to her as she arrived at the airport

Princess Anne, 71, was pictured wearing a flower garland, which had been presented to her as she arrived at the airport

The royal (pictured, left) posed for a photo with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape (pictured, right), on the first day of her trip to the country

The royal (pictured, left) posed for a photo with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape (pictured, right), on the first day of her trip to the country

Upon her arrival at the airport, Princess Anne wore a beige trouser suit, with a dark thin stripe detail, complemented by a blue shirt.

She paired the suit with pale beige loafers with a wood-style low block heel, and a small cream handbag slung conveniently over her shoulder.

Her jewellery included a thick gold chain, with a coin-style pendant, and spherical gold stud earrings. 

Anne opted to put her hair in her trademark low bun, and chose a natural makeup look for the day.    

Princess Anne and and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (pictured) arrive at the airport, where they are greeted by Prime Minister James Marape

Princess Anne and and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (pictured) arrive at the airport, where they are greeted by Prime Minister James Marape

The royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (pictured, left) greet the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape (pictured, right)

The royal was presented with Lei upon her arrival at Jackson International Airport in Port Moresby

The royal was presented with Lei upon her arrival at Jackson International Airport in Port Moresby

After being presented with a lei, and greeting people upon her arrival, Princess Anne was pictured standing on a a dais in front of a Guard of Honour

The royal was snapped wearing the maroon, orange, and cream lei she was presented with, while she walked across the tarmac

 It was all-go for the royal as soon as she touched down. After greeting dignitaries and being given a lei, she walked across the tarmac to her next appointment

Dancers (pictured) participated in a traditional welcome for the royal couple as they arrived in the country on the first day of their Papua New Guinea trip

Dancers (pictured) participated in a traditional welcome for the royal couple as they arrived in the country on the first day of their Papua New Guinea trip

After her arrival in the country, the princess went onto meet with Governor General Sir Bob Bofeng Dadae at Government House.

She then changed her outfit to attend a reception, meeting with business leaders and politicians.

At the event, at which she gave a speech, Anne was snapped wearing an emerald green midi dress, paired with a double strand of pearls, and cream pumps with a low heel.

She kept her hair in the same trademark bun, but added a swipe of dark fuchsia lipstick for a more formal makeup look. 

After arriving in the county, Anne went to Government House, where she met with Governor General Sir Bob Bofeng Dadae (pictured, right)

After arriving in the county, Anne went to Government House, where she met with Governor General Sir Bob Bofeng Dadae (pictured, right)

The 71-year-old, who changed out of her trouser suit to attend a reception at Government House, opted for a green midi dress and cream heels

The 71-year-old, who changed out of her trouser suit to attend a reception at Government House, opted for a green midi dress and cream heels

Anne changed out of her trouser suit into a green midi dress to attend a reception at Government House

She added a double string of pearls to the outfit, as well as an ornate brooch

The royal took her make-up look up a level by adding a swipe of dark fuchsia lipstick, to complement her emerald green dress

The royal was snapped giving a speech at the reception in Port Morsby, before meeting with business leaders and politicians at the event

The royal was snapped giving a speech at the reception in Port Morsby, before meeting with business leaders and politicians at the event

The royal arrived in Papua New Guinea today after leaving Australia this morning.

Before leaving the country, she undertook one final engagement, meeting members of the Royal Australian Corps of Signals (RASIGS) and Royal Australian Corps of Transport (RACT), of which she been Colonel-in-Chief since 1977 and 2011 respectively.

Throughout the three-day whirlwind tour, she met with firefighters at the New South Wales Rural Fire Service HQ in Sydney, where she found out more about the country’s devastating bushfires in 2019-2020.

She also attended a special Garden Party, which was hosted at Government House in Sydney, and attended by guests from her patronages. 

 

 

 

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