Princess Anne rocks double denim and 'snazzy' sunglasses as she touches down in Uganda for royal visit

The Princess Royal has been joined by her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, for a four-day-long tour of Uganda in support of her patronages

Princess Anne rocks double denim and 'snazzy sunglasses' in Uganda
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Princess Anne rocked an all-blue look in Uganda on Tuesday, pairing a denim jacket with loose denim trousers for her first engagement on the four-day-long tour.

Princess Anne went for the Canadian Tuxedo look in Uganda on Tuesday, teaming a denim jacket with denim trousers for her first engagement of the high-profile tour. 

The Princess Royal, accompanied by her husband Sir Tim Laurence, is in the East African country for four days in support of a number of her 300+ patronages. The important visit marks the 72-year-old's second overseas royal trip in the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth's death last month. 

Anne and Tim kicked off their Uganda tour yesterday with a visit to the Medical Research Council, where they learned about the center's health research for infectious & non-communicable diseases. The couple also received a tour of its state-of-the-art facilities and spoke to the unit's key scientists and Ph.D. fellows. 

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In classic Anne style, the Princess Royal prioritized practicality and comfort for the busy day of meet-and-greets. She wore a mid-blue denim jacket over a sky-blue shirt with darker, wide-brimmed jeans, likely choosing lighter fabrics to stay cool in the 30C degrees heat. As for her accessories, the former equestrian kept things simple with a long strapped shoulder purse (that appeared to be very similar to Princess Anne's cult Longchamps bag) and flat brogues - oh, and some pretty reflective shades. Her sporty eyewear garnered plenty of attention from fans, with one person even hailing the sunglasses as "snazzy." 

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"Princess Anne's sunglasses tickle the hell out of me every time I see them," another amused royal fan wrote. 

Later that day, Princess Anne had an Audience with the President of the Republic of Uganda, His Excellency Mr. Yoweri Museveni, and his daughter, Diana, at the residence of the British High Commissioner. 

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The royal icon ditched her casual outfit for the more formal event, wearing a wrap navy dress with long sleeves and a v-neckline. Her jewelry, a pearl necklace, sapphire drop earrings, and a stunning sapphire brooch, perfectly complimented the color of her gown, while her low-heeled black brogues made for a stylish finish without the blisters. 

"We talked about the different patronages she has come to support here. I welcome her and wish her good luck," Mr. Museveni wrote on his Twitter the following day. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.