Princess Alexandra has made a return visit to Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station, eight years after she named its all-weather lifeboat Enid Collett.
The royal visit yesterday gave the volunteer lifeboat crew, shore crew, station guides, fund-raisers and civic dignitaries an opportunity to meet and chat with the princess.
She also admired the station’s memorial to its late president, Lady Mary Mumford, who was her former lady in waiting.
Peter Huxtable, lifeboat operation manager, said: “It was a special afternoon for the station. We have a long and close affiliation with HRH, who has named many of our lifeboats, and were very happy to see her again.
“In 2011, the princess and her brother, the Duke of Kent, named our new all-weather lifeboat and officially opened the new lifeboat station.
“She wanted to return to the lifeboat station to meet all the volunteers and see the memorial to Lady Mary, our former station president who was her close friend.”
Princess Alexandra went on to visit Worthing Samaritans to mark its 50th anniversary.
More pictures: Princess Alexandra meets volunteers at Worthing Samaritans