PRINCESS Anne made a personally significant visit to Gordonstoun.

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal was shown rare archive material about her late father Prince Philip’s time at the school and unveiled a plaque in his honour.

She also heard about the Platinum Jubilee relaunch of the Moray Badge and looked at the school’s new classrooms.

The Princess, wearing a navy suit with a black leather handbag, shoes and gloves and finished with a gold brooch and turquoise scarf, spent almost an hour longer than scheduled at the school.

Pupils lined roads and green spaces throughout school grounds as they enjoyed conversations and one-to-one time with the royal.

The Princess Royal meets members of the volunteer Gordonstoun fire team

An outdoor lesson and a demonstration from the school’s pupil-led Fire Service and Coastguard units also held the Princess’s interest. Junior School children gave her flowers.

“It felt a very poignant moment to have a member of the royal family coming back here after having them be such an important part of the history here.

“I think for her, as well, with her daughter having been here, seeing that the school is still in good hands and making positive progress is probably a really good thing.”

“The whole visit must have been nice for her too, I hope.”