UK’s Princess Anne visits British peacekeepers on Cyprus

Britain's Princess Anne, left, talks with Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades, right, as Cyprus' Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides is seen in the background, after their meeting at the presidential palace in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Wednesday. [Petros Karadjias/AP]

Britain's Princess Anne cast aside the controversy surrounding her nephew Prince Harry and carried on with her royal duties Wednesday by visiting British soldiers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force on ethnically divided Cyprus.

The princess, who is King Charles III's sister and the only daughter of the late Queen Elizabeth II, plans to meet with members of the Royal Logistic Corps, the army unit of which she serves as colonel-in-chief, to recognize their service to one of the UN's longest-serving peacekeeping forces.

The peacekeepers invited Anne to visit and planned to lead her on a tour of a section of the UN-controlled buffer zone that separates the island nation's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north from the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot south.

The princess will also lay a wreath at a cemetery in the buffer zone where many Commonwealth...

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