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Pictures: Princess Anne in South Shields

Mike Dickson, MD of Dickson's butchers, welcomes the Princess Royal to South Shields. Princess Anne is visiting butchers at Dickson's to mark the company's 60th anniversary.

The Princess Royal Credit: ITV
Princess Anne is greeted Credit: ITV
Princess Anne at a South Shields meat factory Credit: ITV
South Shields Credit: ITV
The press wait Credit: ITV

Princess Royal on North East visit

HRH The Princess Royal Credit: ITV News

The Princess Royal will be visiting South Tyneside today.

She'll be in South Shields to inspect a butchers shop which is celebrating 60 years in the business,

Princess Anne will then officially open the Mission to Seafarers' newly refurbished Holborn House premises in Mill Dam, South Shields.**

*Finally The *Princess Royal will unveil a commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the £3m Marsden Road Health and Wellbeing Centre in South Shields.

Watch a full report of today's royal visit on ITV Tyne Tees at 6pm today.

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