29 Sep 2005

PNG's Princess Anne awarded chiefly title

9:18 am on 29 September 2005

Princess Anne was last night awarded a chiefly title in Papua New Guinea.

The British royal is in Papua New Guinea as part of the country's celebrations marking 30 years of independence.

Steven Harvey reports.

"Princess Anne will be visiting a war memorial cemetery, a disabled centre, a family support centre and various locations in Port Moresby."

The foreign affairs minister, Sir Rabbie Namaliu, has described the visit as a significant event.

He said Her Majesty the Queen is still the head of state, and the people relish the opportunity whenever they can to see the royal family.

I'm Steven Harvey in Port Moresby.