I didn't know about this until today while lurking on Royal Central. Why there was no article about it on the Daily Fail since they are so "keen" to report anything the royals are doing or maybe they just don't write about working royals ? "The Princess and the Library"http://royalcentral.co.uk...ess-and-the-library-76608
The Princess Royal visited Newcastle today (Thursday) [16TH FEBRUARY 2017], she was greeted in the Library by Lord Mayor, Cllr Hazel Stephenson and members of the Citizens Advice Bureau who have recently moved into the Library. She will also visit an exhibition in the library marking the 800th anniversary of the Mayoralty and Freemen of Newcastle."Newcastle City Library is all set for a Royal visit from Princess Anne"http://www.chroniclelive....ibrary-set-royal-12612787"Princess Anne visits Newcastle RECAP: Updates as royal guest arrives at City Library"
Lord Mayor, Cllr Stephenson, said: ?It?s a great honour for the city to host this visit by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. She is Patron of Citizens Advice nationally, and our local office here does a great deal to help people with a wide range of issues.
?This is a very special year for Newcastle as we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Mayoralty and Freemen in the city so I am delighted that Her Royal Highness can join us and show her support.?
Newcastle?s Citizen Advice Bureau has only recently moved into the library, but will be pleased to report to the Princess that this has doubled the number of clients they have seen. To best serve this increase, they have also taken the opportunity to embrace new technology.
There had been civilizations at this river crossing of the Tyne in both Roman and Anglo Saxon times. Indeed, it is in the Newcastle area that Hadrian?s Wall reaches the North Sea. However, New Castle takes its name from the castles built by Robert Curthose, eldest son of William I. Recognizing the strategic importance of the site he first built a wooden fort in 1080 followed by a stone castle in 1087. It is around this that the town of Newcastle grew, and the castle was rebuilt by Henry II in the twelfth century when Newcastle was the northern stronghold of England. It was King John in 1216 that first gave permission for Newcastle to have a mayor, also twelve guilds or mysteries representing trades.
During her visit, Princess Anne will also meet other local dignitaries and library staff who have curated The Exhibition of the Mayoralty. She will also be presented with a book, The History of Newcastle, written by local author and TV presenter John Grundy.
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Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal paid a visit to Newcastle City Library where she met volunteers of Citizen's Advice Newcastle."Princess Anne Visits Newcastle City Library"http://www.sr-news.com/in...s-newcastle-city-library/
The bureau recently relocated into the City Library so people could more easily access the service.
Princess Anne, also met the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Hazel Stephenson.
The Princess, who is 12th in line to the throne, also visited an exhibition in the library which celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Mayoralty and Freemen of Newcastle.
The Queen?s daughter was presented with a book, The History of Newcastle, written by local author and TV presenter John Grundy.
Anne's activities aren't well reported by the press, it's such a pity. "Princess Anne to visit Scotland?s toughest prison"http://royalcentral.co.uk...nds-toughest-prison-76614"HRH Princess Anne, Princess Royal, will be paying a visit to one of Scotland?s toughest prisons on 22 March.
As the patron of The Butler Trust, an organisation which promotes ?excellence in the UK?s prisons, probation, and youth justice,? Princess Anne will be visiting HMP Shotts."