The Princess Royal's visiting British fashion designers at the Private White VC company in Salford, Greater Manchester today.
Princess Anne is President of the UK Fashion & Textile Association, and wants to see one of the few remaining clothing manufacturers in the UK.
She will meet James Eden who owns the factory (whose Great Grandfather, a Victoria Cross awardee, once owned the same factory after WWI). She will also meet workers to get an insight into what they do, how things run and how we can continue to succeed in the tough British manufacturing climate.
She will tour the factory and see the entire garment-making process from start to finish; from the sketching and in-house design process, the cutting of patterns and fabrics, through to sewing and finishing each garment individually by hand.
The Princess will end her visit by officially opening the factory's on-site store to the public.
The Princess Royal will then travel to the Eithiad Stadium to see the work of Manchester City's Community Foundation, and open a new sixth form at Manchester High School for Girls.
Bolton Council has confirmed a visit to the leisure and research facility Bolton One by Princess Anne has also been cancelled.
The Princess Royal was also due to tour Bolton Hospital today, but that has also been called off.
Princess Anne's visit to Bolton Hospital has been cancelled.
She was due to tour the hospital's Princess Anne Maternity Unit, which she opened 35 years ago.
Health workers are due to protest outside the hospital after 500 redundancies were announced at Bolton NHS Trust.
It is understood the Princess's visit was cancelled for logistical reasons.
Health workers intend to protest against proposed job cuts when Princess Anne visits the maternity unit at Royal Bolton Hospital.
Bolton NHS Trust is facing hundreds of compulsory redundancies - staff believe these job losses will threaten patient safety and care.
Campaigners claim the maternity unit has already been dealing with 40% more births than commissioners expected.
The Trust currently has a deficit of £12.4 million.
In a statement the Trust said:
HRH The Princess Royal will be visiting the Princess Anne Maternity Unit at the Royal Bolton Hospital- 35 years after she opened the unit.
Princess Anne will also officially open the health, leisure and research centre, Bolton One. She will meet Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny and former Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba.