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.