With news that Princess Anne is in hospital with minor injuries, the Echo looks back at when she visited Southampton 20 years ago.

Her Royal Highness remains in Southmead Hospital, Bristol, as a precautionary measure for observation and consequently had to cancel royal engagements this week - including to Hampshire.

The Princess was in the city on May 28, 2004, to meet people working with some of Southampton’s needy families.

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The princess spent nearly half an hour talking to people behind the Flower of Justice project, working with families on the Flowers estate, before moving on to speak to councillors and residents.

The patron of the Shaftesbury Society, a Christian organisation that worked to bring hope to deprived city centre areas, flew in by helicopter to Southampton Airport before arriving at Swaythling Methodist Church.

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Dressed in a green skirt and jacket, the princess moved slowly among the 50-strong group, in a low-key visit guarded by just a handful of police

These pictures were taken that day.

The Daily Echo wishes Princess Anne a speedy recovery.