Friday 15 December 2017

Militants threaten princess on visit to Argentina

Princess Anne enjoying the Gold Cup day at Cheltenham yesterday
Princess Anne enjoying the Gold Cup day at Cheltenham yesterday

Gordon Rayner and Harriet Alexander

Princess Anne has been threatened by a militant group in Argentina as she begins the first official visit to the country by a senior member of Britain's royal family for 14 years.

The protest group Quebracho, which wants Britain to surrender the Falkland Islands to Argentina, described her as "the little pirate princess" and promised "we will be waiting for her".

The Left-wing extremists staged demonstrations, during which an effigy of a British soldier was burned, outside the British embassy in Buenos Aires on the 30th anniversary last year of the Falklands conflict.

The princess arrived in the Argentine capital last night for a five-day meeting of the International Olympic Committee, of which she is a member.

During her visit, the host city for the 2020 Olympics will be named and a new president will be elected to replace the outgoing Jacques Rogge.

Quebracho said it would disrupt proceedings, claiming it would enter the Colon Theatre, where the meeting is being held, calling on Falklands veterans to join in the protest.

Buckingham Palace would not say if the princess's security had been increased in anticipation of such protests, but royal sources said she had been briefed on the intended demonstration. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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