Princess Anne has confirmed she will make a trip to Australia in the coming months.

The 71-year-old royal will be representing her mother, the Queen, as she will be the guest of honour at Sydney’s annual Royal Easter Show in April.

In a statement to 9Honey confirming Princess Anne’s visit, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW said the royal is “specifically coming to Australia in her role as Patron of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth”.

Her Royal Highness will “open the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show where we celebrate our Bicentenary”.

“HRH also opened the 1988 Sydney Royal Show where we celebrated the nations bicentenary,” the statement added.

Princess Anne’s visit could also see her travel to rural and regional Australian farming towns who have been doing it tough over the last few years.

The annual Easter Show is hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and brings regional communities together to showcase the best produce, livestock, crafts and skills.

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the annual event returned in 2021 over 700,000 people flocking to the Homebush Showgrounds.

Princess Anne’s visit will coincide with her role as president of the Royal Agricultural Society and patron across the Commonwealth.

She took over the role from her father Prince Philip, the late Duke of Edinburgh, who served as the society’s president for more than half a century.

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This article first appeared on OverSixty.