Princess Anne Visits Watchet

The Princess Royal was in Watchet in Somerset to unveil a plaque marking the 150th anniversary of the town's lighthouse.

Royal visit marks lighthouse's 150th anniversary

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne visited the Somerset town of Watchet today.

The little harbour, between Minehead and Burnham on Sea, is one of only a few refuges for yachts along the often wild West Somerset coast.

The Princess Royal unveiled a plaque marking the 150th anniversary of the lighthouse. She came in her capacity as president of the Royal Yachting Association.

Our Somerset correspondent, David Woodland has been looking at the history of the harbour and the lighthouse - which was once accidentally demolished!

Princess Anne to mark lighthouse anniversary

Princess Anne visits Watchet today. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The Princess Royal is in Watchet in West Somerset today.

Princess Anne is visiting in her capacity as president of the Royal Yachting Association. She will unveil a plaque to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the town's lighthouse.

It's 22 feet tall and was built in 1860 to guard the entrance to the marina.

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