Royal visit to Essex

Princess Royal to visit Essex today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Princess Royal will visit the Essex base of Trinity House today. She'll meet local officials and tour the offices and buoy yard at Harwich Quay.

The Princess, is Master of the lighthouse authority - these days a largely honorary post.

Princess Royal to visit Trinity House Credit: ITV News Anglia

Past Masters have included Samuel Pepys and the Duke of Wellington