Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence's Valentine's Day plans revealed - and it's not particularly romantic

Princess Anne's Valentine's Day plans have been revealed, but the Princess Royal's busy day isn't going to be very glamourous

Princess Anne's Valentine's Day
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Princess Anne's Valentine's Day plans have been revealed and sadly for the hard-working royal, it's another day on the job!

It has been confirmed that the Princess Royal and her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, will visit New Zealand from February 14 to February 17. This means that the royal couple will celebrate Valentine's Day abroad as they embark on yet another royal engagement.

Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence arrive for King Constantine of Greece's funeral

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The couple will not have much time to celebrate this romantic holiday and a statement from the Prime Minister of New Zealand, revealed that the royal couple will have a jam-packed few days while in the country.

The Prime Minister, Chris Hipkins said in a statement, "Princess Anne is traveling to Aotearoa at the request of the NZ Army’s Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals, of which she is Colonel in Chief, to attend its 100th Anniversary celebrations at Linton Military Camp in Palmerston North."

He added, "It’s terrific that Her Royal Highness will be able to connect with past and present members of the Corps and acknowledge the importance of signallers within New Zealand Defence Force operations over the last 100 years. Her Royal Highness will be accompanied by her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (Retired)."

"The Princess Royal will undertake other engagements during her visit, including attending an Act of Remembrance (wreath laying) at Pukeahu National War Memorial in Wellington. Her Royal Highness will also rededicate the War Memorial at Cathedral Square in Christchurch. The Princess Royal last visited New Zealand in 2010. I look forward to welcoming Princess Anne back to Aotearoa," Chris Hipkins concluded.

Princess Anne, Princess Royal represents Her Majesty The Queen as the Reviewing Officer during The Sovereign's Parade

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Of course, as the hardest-working royal, Princess Anne has been on many royal engagements to New Zealand, and even in 2023, has visited a number of countries requiring a royal presence. 

This trip to New Zealand will mark Anne's fourth international trip this year. In early 2023, the Princess and her husband traveled to Greece and represented the Royal Family in Athens at the funeral of the former King of Greece, Constantine II. The former King was a relative of the Royal Family and a second cousin to King Charles and Prince William's godfather.

Later in January, the Princess attended engagements in Cyprus as part of her role as the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Logistic Corps. Then, Princess Anne wore a cozy trapper hat as climbed into a military tank for her thirteenth royal engagement of the year in Estonia. While she has had a busy schedule, Tim has been at her side for most of these engagements, supporting his busy wife.

Laura Harman

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