Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal visited a bag manufacturer in Leicester today in her role as the President of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT).
Princess Anne was given a tour of the Zatchels factory in Charter Street in Leicester.
The firm was established in 2011 and now employs 65 people, making leather bags which are sold in the United States, the Far East and Europe.
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A new Jaguar plant will be officially opened by the Queen today. It is expected to create 1,400 jobs in Wolverhampton.
"Jaguar Land Rover is extremely proud to welcome Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to the all-new Engine Manufacturing Centre. The company holds the Royal Warrant as “Manufacturers of Motor Vehicles, By Appointment” from all three current grantors: HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.
Jaguar Land Rover is the only automotive manufacturer granted all three Royal Warrants. For nearly 900 years the Royal Warrant has been one of the proudest acknowledgements of quality around the world. It is granted to represent not only simple excellence of product or service, but also the personal preferences of the Royal grantors. A fleet of 10 Land Rovers, each bearing the Royal Crest and the Royal Standard, was used when HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh undertook their 44,000-mile tour of the Commonwealth in 1953/54, soon after the Coronation.
Since then HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family have regularly used a wide variety of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles."
A new Jaguar plant will be officially opened by the Queen later this morning and is expected to create 1400 jobs in Wolverhampton.
The £500 million engine manufacturing centre will cover three counties - Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire, and Staffordshire.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said the plant opening was a "seminal" moment in their history, as it was the first time they had built engines in house "in a generation".
JLR is known to have strong links with the monarchy - both Jaguar and Land Rover have held Royal Warrants since 1951. A Royal Warrant is awarded when a manufacturer has counted the royal family as customers for at least five years.
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Dr Angela Lamb talking about Richard III's eating habits after a detailed study has taken place by the University of Leicester and the British Geological Survey in Keyworth in Nottinghamshire.
Experts examined chemical compounds in different parts of the Monarch's skeleton, which also revealed the King drank around a bottle of wine a day.
Dr Angela Lamb explains more about the movements of Richard III as new details about his lifestyle have been revealed by a cutting edge study of his bones.
It was carried out by experts from the British Geological Survey at Keyworth in Nottinghamshire.
They did an isotope analysis on a tooth, a rib and a thigh bone to see how the monarch's lifestyle changed from childhood to becoming king.
A detailed study of Richard III's bones show that when King he drank around a bottle of wine a day.
In the joint project by the University of Leicester and the British Geological Survey in Keyworth in Nottinghamshire, experts examined chemical compounds in different parts of the Monarch's skeleton.
Dr Angela Lamb, who is the lead author of the research paper, explains that the research confirms the luxurious lifestyle you'd expect a king to have.
However the research could see a marked difference in his diet in later years by looking at different bones of the body.