The Royal Navy warship HMS Grimsby is due to arrive on the Newcastle quayside this lunchtime.
Crew members will meet the Lord Mayor of Newcastle and provide tours of the ship for students, cadets and former Royal Navy sailors.
Her Royal Highness visited South Shields where she spoke about the importance of family businesses to the region's economy.
The Princess enjoyed some local artwork and also expressed an interest in a local delicacy.
Hundreds of people are at Dickson's in South Shields to see Princess Anne.
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 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.
Usually we get around two royal visits a year. Today we had two in the same day.
Prince Charles was on Teesside but Prince William stole the show interacting with crowds and stopping for pictures in South Shields.
Jonny Blair reports.
The Duke of Cambridge speaks with children as he arrives at the Haven Point leisure centre in South Shields.