A ROYAL visitor flew into Redditch today as part of a visit to a local care home.

Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, arrived into the town at around 3pm today (Wednesday, June 13).

Redditch United Football Club was used as the landing point for her visit, where she was greeted by Worcestershire's Lord Lieutenant Patrick Holcroft.

She was only at the club for a matter of minutes before she was escorted by the Lord Lieutenant to visit Dorothy Terry House care home.

Jacintha Hodgson, managing director of Redditch United, said: "We are delighted that Princess Alexandra has used the club today and we have been able to provide hospitality to her and her entourage.

"It is lovely to see her visit Redditch and it is an honour for the town.

"We are happy to have played our part."

The Princess, who is the Queen's first cousin, is passionate about mental health and palliative care and is patron or president of over 100 organisations, including joint-president of Cancer Research UK, and patron of St. Christopher's Hospice, Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service, MIND and the Mental Health Foundation.

Read more about her visit on the Advertiser website tomorrow.