Princess Anne steps into Prince Philip’s shoes with important naval engagement | Royal | News (Reports)

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The tweet read: “As Sponsor of HMS Albion, The Princess Royal today held a virtual audience with the Ship’s new Commanding Officer, Captain Simon Kelly, and his predecessor, Captain Peter Laughton.

“HRH heard how the Ship’s Company has adapted to new restrictions while deployed overseas.”

A second tweet about the engagement added: “The Princess Royal launched @HMS_Albion in 2001, and in 2019, HRH took the salute at the Ship’s Freedom of the City Parade in Chester.”

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HMS Albion is one of the British Royal Navy’s two amphibious assault ships whose mission is to “deliver the punch of the Royal Marines ashore by air and sea”, according to the Royal Navy’s official website.

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