Princess Royal on five-day China visit

The Princess Royal has visited the Beijing China National Athlete Training Centre, where she met athletes due to compete in the World Championships in London this August.

Her Royal Highness is on an official tour of China to strengthen relations with Britain.

Princess Royal in ChinaKeeping on track: The Princess Royal in China (photo: @RoyalFamily, Twitter)

It is her first visit to China since 2005, and she has a busy five-day schedule visiting Beijing, Wuhan and Changsha.

Wuhan is often referred to as the “Chicago of China” while Changsha is the capital of the Hunan province and considered an increasingly important centre for commerce.

Both cities are a long way from Beijing – 1,000km and 1,500km away to be precise!

In the morning Anne, wearing a formal floral white silk skirt, enjoyed a private tour of the Forbidden City in Beijing.