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Princess Anne speaks at thanksgiving service
Sep 27, 2012, 11:01 GMT
Britain's Princess Anne has praised the difference women make to society.
The princess spoke of her mother Queen Elizabeth's devotion to service as a reminder to the commonwealth countries of the power of togetherness and convenient strength of family and friendship during a thanksgiving service in Lusaka, Zambia.
The church service was attended by vice-president Guy Scott, defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba, British High commissioner to Zambia James Thornton, other ambassadors and high commissioners, senior government officials and church leaders.
At the service, diocesan Bishop David Njovu asked the nation to pray for all world leaders so that people can lead peaceful and quiet lives, noting there is a need for unity to make the world a better place for all citizens.
Anne - who is on a four-day tour of the country to mark her mother the queen's diamond jubilee - also spoke on behalf of her mother to express her sadness at the untimely death of former first lady Mama Betty Kaunda.
Later on in the day, she unveiled a plaque to officially open new British council offices and visited the Olympics Youth Development Centre (OYDC).
Today (26.09.12), Anne will address parliament after meeting Dr. Patrick Matibini, the speaker of the national assembly.
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