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Pictures: London Boat Show sails into ExCel

07:00 17 January 2015

Sophie Morton

Nicole Scherzinger at the lauch of Sunseekers stand at the London Boat Show at Excel in Newham Picture by Ellie Hoskins Nicole Scherzinger at the lauch of Sunseekers stand at the London Boat Show at Excel in Newham Picture by Ellie Hoskins

What do Princess Anne and Nicole Scherzinger have in common?

Comment Princess Anne meets representatives at the London Boat Show (picture: onEdition)Princess Anne meets representatives at the London Boat Show (picture: onEdition)The answer is a bit closer to home than you might think.

HRH The Princess Royal and the former X Factor judge were among those attending the London Boat Show, which runs at the ExCel until tomorrow.

The singer, who rose to fame with the Pussycat Dolls, cut the ribbon on board a Sunseeker yacht to launch the 10 day event.

Princess Anne paid a visit on Wednesday to tour around the exhibition, meeting companies showcasing cutting-edge products and boats.

Visitors at the London Boat Show in ExCeL LondonVisitors at the London Boat Show in ExCeL LondonPeter Newbury, commodore at Little Ship Club, said: "It was a privilege to meet HRH The Princess Royal.

"Her attendance at the show isn't just amazing for the show but for clubs such as ours.

"Her dedication and interest in the marine industry is breathtaking."

Visitors to the show can enjoy talks, explore boats and meet their sailing heroes.

Visitors at the London Boat Show in ExCeL LondonVisitors at the London Boat Show in ExCeL LondonIf you've ever wanted to control your weather, there is the chance to part a rain curtain to gain access to the show.

A watersports pool gives budding kayakers and canoeists to take part in free taster sessions, while those preferring to remain on dry land canenjoy a 4D experience walking through a number of nautical locations.

The show is open from 10am until 6pm. Tickets cost £20 on the gate, or £15 online at londonboatshow.com, with up to two children aged 15 and under admitted free with every adult.

Visitors at the London Boat Show in ExCeL LondonVisitors at the London Boat Show in ExCeL LondonNicole Scherzinger at the lauch of Sunseekers stand at the London Boat Show at Excel in Newham Picture by Victoria OkunevicNicole Scherzinger at the lauch of Sunseekers stand at the London Boat Show at Excel in Newham Picture by Victoria OkunevicVisitors at the London Boat Show in ExCeL LondonVisitors at the London Boat Show in ExCeL LondonPrincess Anne meets representatives at the London Boat Show (picture: onEdition)Princess Anne meets representatives at the London Boat Show (picture: onEdition)Visitors at the London Boat Show in ExCeL LondonVisitors at the London Boat Show in ExCeL London

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