The Princess Royal is in Essex today. Princess Anne's visiting the Citizens Advice Bureau in Clacton and attending a special event at Chelmsford's Hylands Park to mark the awarding of City Status for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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Sleet and snow overnight in some parts of the Anglia region leading to some settled snow. Wintry showers on Saturday.
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Cloudy skies with a southeasterly breeze picking up and rain reaching western counties by dusk, perhaps snow in places later.