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Princess Eugenie’s due date is fast approaching but that doesn’t mean she is slowing down on carrying out her royal duties.

The royal made a surprise virtual appearance in a video with her friend and co-founder of The Anti-Slavery Collective, Julie de Boinville.

In a clip posted to twitter, Eugenie said: “17 years ago, 21 Chinese undocumented immigrant labourers were drowned by an incoming tide after picking cockles off the Lancashire coast.”

“They were all working illegally, picking cockles for hours on end to send money back to their families while their gangmasters took all of the profits,” added Julia.

“While their story is so tragic, it really isn’t very unique and it’s something that happens in modern slavery and has only worsened in the last years. There’s an estimated 24.9million victims of forced labour globally across the world.”

“Please join us in remembering them today,” Julia concluded the clip.

While Eugenie’s budding baby bump was not in the frame, royal watchers are desperately waiting in anticipation for the arrival.

Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank married in October 2018 and have reportedly been residing in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s UK home, Frogmore Cottage.

This article originally appeared on Over60.

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