Princess Anne, 70, is one of the hardest-working members of the Royal Family and carries out hundreds of engagements every year. This week the Princess Royal honoured her connection to disability charity Sense by taking part in a moving video call with a disabled teenager.
During the virtual engagement, Anne spoke to 16-year-old East Londoner Saihan Islam who has autism.
Saihan told the Princess Royal about the struggles that young disabled people have faced during the pandemic, in particular social isolation.
Saihan campaigns for mental health and disability awareness and told Princess Anne how social isolation is disproportionately high among young disabled people.
According to Sense, one in two (53 percent) young adults report feeling lonely every day, rising to 73 percent for young disabled people.
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Zara and Peter both have two daughters apiece and under the relaxation of guidelines due to happen from December 23 to 27 the three households could spend Christmas together.
Anne may be looking forward to spending the holiday with her children and grandchildren after the pandemic has kept them apart in recent months.
Zara’s children Mia and Lena may be glad to see their cousins Savannah and Isla after time apart during lockdown.