Princess Anne dresses warmly as she plants a tree in a world-class wildlife park in Scotland

One with nature! Princess Anne dresses warmly as she plants a tree in a world-class wildlife park in Scotland

  • Princess Royal, 71, visited the new Wildlife Discovery Center in the Highlands
  • The new site is being set up by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
  • Princess Anne planted a tree while visiting the wildlife park on her last royal trip

Princess Anne donned warmly in an oversized green raincoat as she planted a tree in a world-class wildlife park in the Scottish Highlands.

Photos released today by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) show the Princess Royal, 71, digging a small hole for the sapling.

She visited the new Wildlife Discovery Center on a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie.

Anne wore an oversized army green raincoat for the occasion, fastened over a red turtleneck sweater and paired with tight black boots and leather gloves.

Her hair was styled in the typical chic way, while the Princess Royal opted for a dainty pair of earrings.

Photos released today by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) show the Princess Royal, 71, digging a small hole for the sapling.

The RZSS said Anne learned more about the Wildlife Discovery Center during her trip to the wildlife park, which will have learning and conservation centers.

Chief executive, David Field, said it was “great” to be able to “share our exciting plans” with their royal patron.

Speaking about developments at the Highland Wildlife Park, he said: ‘So much has happened in the past five decades, from the birth of polar bears to the release of pine hoverflies, with more to come.

“With the support of our community, we have an incredible future ahead of us.”

With the new discovery center, he said: “Our goal is to create a truly special world-class experience that will play a vital role in inspiring more children, youth and local communities to protect nature and wildlife and to get in touch with it.’

She visited the new Wildlife Discovery Center on a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park at Kingussie

She visited the new Wildlife Discovery Center on a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park at Kingussie

Anne wore an oversized army green raincoat for the occasion, fastened over a red turtleneck sweater and paired with tight black boots and leather gloves

Anne wore an oversized army green raincoat for the occasion, fastened over a red turtleneck sweater and paired with tight black boots and leather gloves

The visit comes when the The Queen’s daughter is predicted to replace her youngest cousin, Prince Harry, in a senior military role, despite approaching 71.

Princess Anne will make military history by becoming the first woman ever to head the Royal Marines.

Prince Harry held the position for less than two years but was stripped of the prestigious Royal Marines job after marrying Megan Markle and moving to the US.

The Princess Royal currently holds the honorary title of Admiral in the Royal Navy, but her new role is expected to be announced in August after being officially approved by the Queen.

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